Psychology-Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

Psychology offers a scientific framework for understanding the how and why of human behavior. Understanding the thinking, actions and motives of self and others has direct vocational use in many career areas, such as education, social work and allied health. Knowledge of psychology is required in many professional and paraprofessional fields.

The program offers a range of courses designed to meet the varied interests and needs of undergraduate students. This option can be earned part-time.

Atlantic Cape has a transfer agreement with Rutgers University-Camden for Psychology majors. To ensure that the specific requirements of the transfer college are met, all students interested in this option should contact the department chairperson.

Atlantic Cape is a charter member of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. Psi Beta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

For further information, contact area coordinator, Michael Bolicki, at (609)463-3573 or mbolicki@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Acquire the methods of inquiry and techniques used in psychology research leading to a comprehension that psychology is based on empirical evidence;
  •  Describe ethical considerations in psychological research using animals, children and adults;
  • Identify, question, compare and contrast various theoretical perspectives of human development;
  • Distinguish and evaluate information from various sources using methods of inquiry;
  • Apply major theoretical concepts of the discipline to practical examples of real-life situations and current issues;
  • Identify their role and the role of psychology in the economic, political and cultural institutions of society.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
COMM110 or COMM120
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
General Education Science course (BIOL)
4
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
General Education Humanities course
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Choose GEOG102 or GEOG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES

Choose one course from each group:

A.  PSYC135 or PSYC207 or PSYC230

B.  PSYC130 or PSYC204

C.  PSYC213 or PSYC226

D.  PSYC212 or PSYC214

3

3

3

3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
13
Liberal Arts Electives
6
Computer Literacy: (0-3 credits)
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
63
(PSYC) EFFECTIVE FALL 2013