Psychology

The Psychology degree offers a scientific framework for understanding the how and why of human behavior. Understanding the thinking, actions and motives of self and others has direct vocational use in many career areas, such as education, social work and allied health. Knowledge of psychology is required in many professional and paraprofessional fields. The program offers a range of courses designed to meet the varied interests and needs of undergraduate students. This degree can be earned part-time.

Atlantic Cape has a transfer agreement with Rutgers University-Camden for Psychology majors.  To ensure that the specific requirements of the transfer college are met, all students interested in this option should contact the area coordinator.

Atlantic Cape is a charter member of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. Psi Beta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

For information, contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609)343-4934 or hboone@atlantic.edu.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the methods of inquiry and techniques used in psychology research leading to a comprehension that psychology is based on empirical evidence;
  • Describe ethical considerations in psychological research using animals, children and adults;
  • Identify, question, compare and contrast various theoretical perspectives of human development;
  • Distinguish and evaluate information from various sources using methods of inquiry;
  • Apply major theoretical concepts of psychology and its role in the economic, political, and cultural institutions of society.

(PSYH-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Choose: COMM110 or COMM120

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Social Science

Choose: PSYC101 or PSYC135

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

History

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Diversity

Choose: GEOG102 or GEOG110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Courses

Choose one course from each group: 

A. PSYC135 or PSYC207 or PSYC230 

B. PSYC213 or PSYC226*

C. PSYC212 or PSYC214

* Students planning on transferring to Rutgers University-Camden, please note that PSYC226 will transfer as a free elective, not as a program course.

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Liberal Arts Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Choose PSYC213 or PSYC226

Gen Ed COMM110 or COMM120

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Choose PSYC135 or PSYC207 or PSYC226

Choose PSYC212 or PSYC214

Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Fourth Semester

Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course

Gen Ed GEOG102 or GEOG110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
10

Overview

Program

Psychology

Type

Associate in Arts