A.A. Degree, Transfer
An Option of Arts & Sciences

Designed to provide students the opportunity to continue their education beyond the community college. Characteristic of this option is the acquiring of knowledge and skills related to working with individuals in providing for their emotional and psychological needs.


Susan Hannon
Program Manager

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Courses Credits
EN 101–English Composition  3
MA 206–Elementary Statistics 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PS 101–General Psychology 3
SO 101–Introduction to Sociology 3
ED/PS 208–Human Growth & Development 3
PS 202–Social Psychology 3
PS 206–Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 204–Psychology of Adolescence  or  
PS 205–Psychology of Aging  or  
PS 207–Death and Dying 3
SO 201–Criminology   or  
SO 202–Marriage and Family 3
Arts & Humanities  
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
EN 102–English Composition & Literature 3
CMSP 103–Speech Fundamentals  or  
CMSP 105–Group Discussion ‡ 3
Biological & Physical Sciences (One lab course required)  
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Wellness Elective  (GenEd course list) 3
Computer Literacy Elective  (GenEd course list) 3
Other Requirements  
Electives ‡  11
Total 60/61

‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. CMSP 105 fulfills this requirement.

Students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology through the successful completion of discipline specific courses.
  2. Explore and examine critical thinking using the scientific approach to solve problems related to human behavior and mental processes through completion of a series of application exercises.
  3. Apply psychological concepts, theories, and research findings to everyday life through reflection papers.
  4. Develop insight into one’s own behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvements.
  5. Explore the elements of multiculturalism through learning about social constructs such as gender, SES, race, and ethnicity.
  6. Upon completion of other MBTI, students will emerge from the program of study with ideas on how to implement one’s knowledge of psychology, skills, and values in future occupational and educational pursuits.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.