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General Studies, Psychology Specialization AS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Science (AS)

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This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities for degrees in psychology and related disciplines. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the associate of science degree (A.S.). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 See Placement Requirements  
HIS 121 United States History I or
HIS 122 United States History II
3   See Note 2
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I or
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II or
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I or
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II or
HIS 121 United States History I or
HIS 122 United States History II
3   See Note 2
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or
FRE 101 Beginning French I or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 3 and Elective options
BIO 102 General Biology II 4 BIO 101  
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
Literature Elective (choose 1):
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I or
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II or
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I or
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II or
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I or
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3 ENG 112  
MTH 245 Statistics I 3 MTH 154  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
Arts Elective (choose 1):
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I or
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II or
CST 130 Intro to the Theatre or
CST 151 Film Appreciation I or
MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II or
FRE 102 Beginning French II or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 3
PHI 220 Ethics 3    
PSY 213 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3 PSY 200 and MTH 245 with a minimum grade of C in both courses  
PSY 225 Theories of Personality 3 PSY 200 with a minimum grade of C / Take in last 15 credits  
Choose 1 of the following Elective options:
HLT 160 Personal Health and Fitness
PLS 135 American National Politics
REL 230 Religions of the World
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
SOC 268 Social Problems
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students should consult with their academic advisor and check with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
  3. Students who completed three years of the same foreign language in high school have met the foreign language requirement and must take two courses from the Approved Electives list instead of SPA or French 101-102. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA or FRE 102. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.
  4. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor, confirm requirements at desired four-year institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler - SIS.

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