2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, AA

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Program Description

The Psychology Associate of Arts program is designed to provide a strong foundation for students ultimately seeking a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology, or other degree programs. The program offers students the chance to participate in a scientific review of psychology, complimenting most other major fields of study. The A.A. degree is an excellent first step to prepare for many careers, including administration, advertising, community relations, human resources, human services, marketing research, public relations, retail sales, and education.

The A.A. degree in Psychology provides a wide range of content areas, including Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Development, Human Sexuality, and Social Psychology. Classes cover not only the theories within these areas, but also how these theories were developed and tested. The application of theory to real-world situations is emphasized throughout all psychology courses.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet Wright State’s admission policies and maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Be familiar with current theory and research in diverse areas of psychology

Outcome 2: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

Outcome 3: Have skills in integrating and communicating about psychological knowledge

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 7 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 12 Hours

Required Courses:

4 Core Courses (at least 1 from Row 1 and 1 from Row 2; the remaining 2 courses can come from Row 1, 2, and/or 3):

III. Required Supporting Course(s): 6 Hours

Choose 6 hours from:

  • PSY 2000-4990 Credit Hour(s): 6

IV. General Electives: 2 Hours

Total: 60 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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