SLCC General Catalog

Psychology AS

Associate Of Science
61 credits minimum

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Program Description  

The Psychology department offers individual courses in psychology, as well as a two-year AS degree. Listed below is the recommended course of study for the AS degree.


Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.


Estimated Cost for Students  

Tuition and books based on the number of credit hours each semester.


Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One of the Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (In Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (3 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PSY 1010

General Psychology (SS)

3

A

 

Note: Students may use PSY 1010 or PSY 1100 to fill a Major Course Requirement or a General Education Distribution Area in Social Science, but not both.

If PSY 1010 or PSY 1100 are used to fill the Social Science Requirement, select 15 credit hours of Psychology courses from the Program Electives.

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PSY 1100

Lifespan Human Growth(SS)

3

A

 

PSY 2010

Psych as a Sci & Prof

3

F, Sp

PSY 1010 and ENGL 1010

PSY 2250

Personality Theory

3

TBA

PSY 1010 and ENGL 1010

PSY 2300

Abnormal Psych

3

TBA

PSY 1010 and ENGL 1010

PSY 2500

Social Psychology

3

F, Sp

PSY 1010  or SOC 1010; and ENGL 1010

PSY 2710

Brain and Behavior

3

F, Sp

PSY 1010

PSY 2900

Special Topics

1-3

TBA

PSY 1010 and instructor approval

Electives:

Complete 12 credits from the following or any college course numbered 1000 or above.

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PSY 1210

Personal Growth Dev

3

A

 

PSY 1900

Special Studies

1-2

A

PSY 1010 or instructor approval

PSY 2000

CO-OP Intern

2-4

A

PSY 1010, sophomore standing, 2.0 GPA and study related employment

PSY 2370

Gender in America (SS/DV)

3

TBA

PSY 1010  or SOC 1010

PSY 2400

Eco-Psychology

3

TBA

PSY 1010

PSY 2600

Psy Race, Class, Gender

3

TBA

PSY 2500

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 2010

3

MATH 1030/1040

3

Distribution (2)

6

AI

3

Student Choice

3

PSY 1010

3

PSY Course

3

ELEC

3

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution (2)

6

PSY Course (2)

6

PSY Course

3

ELEC

3

ELEC (2)

6

HLAC

1

 

 

Total

16

Total

15


Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Theory and Content of Psychology.  Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. 

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • Communication Skills.  Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Research Methods in Psychology.  Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology.  Students will gain experience in critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

4 – Think Critically

  • Civic Engagement.  Students will develop the following skills and knowledge to by civically engaged and /or to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Info

Psychology and Sociology Department

Taylorsville Redwood
Construction Trades CT 254
General Info: 801-957-4073
Program Info: 801-957-4392

Academic Advisor:
Technology Building TB 315
801-957-4294

Program Faculty

Associate Professors:
Larry R. Christensen, Howard Ingle, Katerina Salini,

Assistant Professors:
Lora L. Harpster,  Karen Kwan, Shannon Flynt

Instructor:
Lara Field