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General Studies, Psychology Specialization AS

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 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements  
History Elective 3   See Note 2
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
History Elective 3   See Note 2
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 4
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
MILESTONE: Take an approved conceptual humanities to fulfill the Humanities Elective and earn General Education Certificate (See faculty advisor)
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 5
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 158, MTH 163
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 6
PSY 213 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3 PSY 200 and MTH 157 with a minimum grade of C in both courses  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 7
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 4
PSY 211 Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences 3 PSY 213 with a minimum grade of C  
PSY 225 Theories of Personality 3 PSY 200 with a minimum grade of C / Take in last 15 credits  
Transfer Elective 3   See Note 8
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The history elective requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor.
  3. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242. Students seeking transfer to VCU to major in Psychology should take BIO 101 and BIO 102.
  4. See web site ( for a list of approved humanities electives. Students should check with their transfer institutions about foreign language requirements.
  5. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  6. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  7. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC.
  8. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives.
  9. Related Certificate (C) – General Education
  10. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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