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Psychology

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts degree in Psychology is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical psychology program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
PSYC 2301- General Psychology 3 Area of Concentration; Field of Study Core/FOS
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core
Creative Arts Core Course 3 Or select a course from the Creative Arts core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Or select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
MATH 1324 - Business Mathematics I 3 Or select a course from the Math core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Other courses may be required and you must meet with your advisor to determine correct class. Core
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Or select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core

PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology OR

PSYC 2320 - Abnormal Psychology OR

PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development

3 Area of Concentration; Field of Study FOS
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a from the Component Area of the core. Core

PSYC 2320 - Abnormal Psychology OR

PSYC 2316 - Psychology of Personality OR

PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development

3 Area of Concentration FOS
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Core
Language, Philosophy and Culture Course 3 Or select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture core. Core

PSYC 2317 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology OR

PSYC 2320 - Abnormal Psychology OR

PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development

3 Area of Concentration FOS
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes

PSYC 2330 - Biological Psychology

PSYC 2317 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology OR

PSYC 2320 - Abnormal Psychology

3 Area of Concentration; Field of Study FOS
Component Area Course option 3 Or select a course from the Component Area of the core. Core
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Government Core Curriculum Core

PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development

PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology OR

PSYC 2320 - Abnormal Psychology OR

3 Area of Concentration; Field of Study FOS
Social & Behavioral Science Core Course 3 Or select a course from the Social & Behavioral Science core area. Core
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

Transfer Information

This Psychology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and apply to their baccalaureate degree program. 

Most four-year degree plans in psychology require some foreign language course which students are encouraged to take in the first two years.

Associate degrees transfer to Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Texas State University, and more. Use of transfer guides does not constitute and endorsement of that institution by Blinn College. Be sure to speak with an advisor to confirm information and transfer requirements.

For information about Psychology degree options through the RELLIS Academic Alliance: https://rellis.tamus.edu/degrees-by-institution/ba-in-psychology/

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

Blinn College Transfer Resources:

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Articulation Agreements

Employment Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook- US Department of Labor

Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market Information

Texas Labor Market Information

Career Information

While a career as a psychologist or counselor is often the end goal for psychology majors, students with an Associate’s and/or Bachelor ’s degree in psychology can pursue many different types of careers.  Developing an awareness of the workforce related skills that you can acquire in your psychology coursework will help you market your skills within your resume or identify related job postings.  For more information on incorporating skills into your resume as a psychology student, learn about The Skillful Psychology Student.

Common Job Titles: Mental Health Counselors; Psychologists (Clinical, School, Counseling); Psychiatric Technicians; Social and Human Service Assistants; Psychiatric Aides; Education, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors; Human Resource Specialist; Research Assistant; Office Administrator/Manager.

Regional Labor Market Information: Mental Health Counselors in the Blinn College District: New workers generally start around 37 354 per year while experienced workers can make as much as 58,479 per year.  There are currently 60 Mental Health Counselors employed in the Bryan/College Station Area (Source: https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Wages ).

For additional information on careers in psychology, visit the American Psychological Association’s Center for Workforce Studies data on careers in psychology: https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/careers-psychology.