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Explore the science of behavior and mental processes by taking psychology classes focusing on general psychology, psychological statistics, research methods, and other areas of study. 

Program/Major Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAP

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options:  After completing a bachelor’s degree, seek employment in the mental health, counseling or personnel fields.

Academic options:  Transfer to a university bachelor’s degree program in psychology or related social or behavioral science.

Program Requirements 2019-2020


Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Also select courses to fulfill the I, C and G requirements from the categories below. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
  Recommend: MAT 142 or 188
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Complete a non-PSY course from this category
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 230 Psychological Measurements and Statistics 3
PSY 289 Research Methods 4
PSY 132  
  or PSY 214
  or PSY 215
  or PSY 216
  or PSY 218
  or PSY 220
  or PSY 240
  or PSY 254
  or PSY 262
Psychology and Culture
  Abnormal Psychology
  Human Sexuality
  Psychology of Gender
  Health Psychology
  Psychology of Death & Loss
  Developmental Psychology
  Psychology of Love and Compassion
  Positive Psychology
Subtotal 13

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices:  Interests and Values
  University Transfer Preparation
Transfer Electives Complete 3 or 4 credits of transferrable
electives so that credits in this section 
add up to 24. 
Second Language Completion of a language course numbered
202, fourth-semester level
Subtotal 24
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by core and support courses: Mathematics - MAT 142 or 188; Social and Behavioral Sciences - PSY 101 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement; Other Requirements - PSY 230 and a Second Language

** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.