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Psychology degree program curriculum

Our Psychology degree program curriculum provides a well-rounded education with introductory courses in psychology including human development, human relations, the psychology of personality, and the social impact of technology. From the relationship between environment and behavior to the factors that shape personality, you’ll gain an understanding of concepts that will serve you well as you continue your education and pursue a career in the field of psychology.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

R04 - Human Relations  

This course is an examination of the four major issues in human relations: understanding and managing one's self, dealing effectively with others, fostering career success, and managing one's personal life. These issues are presented within the premise that career and personal success are interrelated.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   S01 - Introduction to Psychology I  

This is an introduction to the study of psychology, including psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior. The course also covers neurons, hormones, and the brain, body rhythms and mental states, sensation and perception, learning and conditioning, and behavior in social and cultural contexts.
Credit Hours: 3

S02 - Introduction to Psychology II  

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Psychology I. This course explores thinking and feeling, the developing person, and health and disorders. Also covers emotion, motivation, theories of personality, development over the life span, and approaches to treatment and therapy.
Credit Hours: 3

S06 - Social Psychology 

This course is an introduction to the behavior of individuals as members of the larger society, with emphasis on beliefs, judgments, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, intimacy, altruism, conflict, peacemaking, and practical applications.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Objectives

After completing the Psychology program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of psychology, including psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior.
  2. Display an understanding of human growth and development, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and the psychology of personality.
  3. Present the four major issues in human relations: understanding and managing one's self, dealing effectively with others, fostering career success, and managing one's personal life.
  4. Discuss the factors that shape personality, including biological, intrapsychic, dispositional, cognitive and experiential, social and cultural, and adjustments to events in day-to-day life.
  5. Display the skills of time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, written comprehension, communication, and research.
  6. Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking, speech criticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  7. Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer applications, and the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to develop essays, and revise and edit one's work.
  9. Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, and by applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.
  10. Be prepared to enter Ashworth College’s bachelor’s degree programs without any additional academic preparation.

Make an investment in your future

Build a foundation of strong critical thinking, public speaking, interpersonal, and communication skills and open up new career paths within the psychology field. With an understanding of social and abnormal psychology, human relations, and the psychology of personality, you will be in excellent position to continue working toward a rewarding career. Our Career Tools are here to help you decide on next steps. From resume workshops to one-on-one interview coaching, we’ll make sure you have the tools you need to make the right decisions after graduation.

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