Psychology

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Psychology Designation

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in psychology is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at CCD and transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology. Human behavior, mental processes and psychopathology are explored. Psychologists also study emotion, motivation, personality, neuroscience and relationships, as well as developmental issues, including sexuality and aging. Careers in psychology typically require a master's or doctorate degree. The program includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. The A.A. in psychology prepares you to complete the second half of a B.A. in psychology at a four-year university.

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Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3 3
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
PSY 102 General Psychology II: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS3) 3
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Psychology Course 3
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology  
Child Development: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 4 3
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Sociology Of Gender: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Archaeology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 4
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology  
Child Development: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122

3

One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except: Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra; Colorado State University – Pueblo prefers MAT 121: College Algebra; Fort Lewis College requires MAT 135: Intro to Statistics; University of Colorado Boulder requires MAT 121: College Algebra or higher; University of Colorado Colorado Springs requires MAT 121: College Algebra; Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121: College Algebra.

4

No more than two courses from any one category

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Psychology

Psychology Designation

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 1 3
MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1 1 4
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3 3
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
BIO 111 General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
PSY 102 General Psychology II: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal14
Third Semester
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3 3
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Choose One Psychology Course 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Psychology Course 3
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Health Psychology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology  
Child Development: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal14
Fourth Semester
Choose One Philosophy Course 3
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Sociology Of Gender: GT-SS3  
Choose One Psychology Course 3
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Positive Psychology: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

 Must be from two different categories (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)