Catalog Year 2017/2018

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social 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.

Two Year Course Rotation


Nicole Welch
Academic Office Manager
Office: H-225

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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
Course Credits
EN 101–English Composition  3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list)(MA 201 or MA 206 recommended) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives (GenEd course list) selected from different disciplines 6
Arts & Humanities  
Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)
Humanities (Gen Ed course list) (Recommend PH 205)
Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list)
Biological & Physical Sciences  One lab course required)
Two courses, one of which must be a lab science (GenEd Course List) ​
Biological & Physical Science Lab Course (recommend BI 101)
Biological & Physical Science (recommend BI 117 or BI 107)


General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list)
PE/Health Requirement 1

Concentration Courses

PS 101–General Psychology 3
​PS 202–Social Psychology 3
​PS 206–Abnormal Psychology 3
​ED/PS 208–Human Growth and Development  3
Choose one Social Science course from Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Human Services, Political
Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.
Depending on the transfer institution, recommended electives might include:
PS 204, PS 205, PS 207, PS 209, SO 101, SO 102, SO 202, or world language 

Total 60

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students completing their Associate degree and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471
  • University of Maryland University College – B.S. Psychology
  • University of Maryland Baltimore at Shady Grove – B.S. Psychology

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences

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.