Last updated 3/18/2014
Associate in Arts Code 1015
Brigette Dorrance, 309-796-5423, email@example.com
William Hampes, 309-796-5420, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce LeBlanc, 309-796-5431, email@example.com
Traci Davis, 309-796-5408, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Lee, 309-854-1817, email@example.com
Students planning to major in psychology at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for a psychology major, students should consult with a psychology faculty advisor for additional information.
This curriculum provides a broad perspective on the human condition and skills essential to any educated person. Courses span the areas of human behavior from birth to death, dealing with the many problems and potentialities experienced along the way. Students will learn the theories, techniques, and principles basic to the study of human behavior and psychology including such topics as perception, learning, memory, motivation, personality, psychopathology, education, human growth and development, social psychology, and experimental analysis and design.
Students who complete this curriculum will have a solid foundation upon which to build a psychology major at a four-year school.
Students who complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology may find job opportunities as teachers, caseworkers, public officials, personnel and public relations workers, or assistant research psychologists in government, business and industry.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BIOL 101 — General Human Biology (4)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
PSYC 101 — Introductory Psychology (3)
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
Fine Arts (3)
MATH 131 — Finite Mathematics for Business (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers or (3)
CS 101 — Introduction to Structured Programming
Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
MATH 228 — Probability and Statistics (3)
PSYC 210 — Personality Theories (3)
PSYC 262 — Child Psychology (3)
BIOL 250 — Principles of Genetics (3)
2Non-Western Studies (3)
Physical Science (3)
PSYC 212 — Introduction to Experimental Psychology or (3)
Minimum total hours required for degree (64)
1Suggested: HIST 127, PHIL 101, PHIL 103
2Suggested: ANTH 102, POLS 262, POLS 271, HIST 141, HIST 142, HIST 151, HIST 222