Psychology

Day/Evening program

The university parallel in Psychology is designed for students who intend to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program at Nashua Community College and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology.  The curriculum includes general education and other selected courses typically required in a bachelor's degree program in psychology.

Psychology is the wide-ranging scientific study and exploration of behavior and mental processes.  Critical thinking skills are emphasized and developed.  Psychology courses are an excellent complement to any profession or course of training that involves human interaction.

Students should be aware that careers in the field of professional psychology typically require a master's degree or doctoral degree, depending upon the career path selected.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS in LIBERAL ARTS: PSYCHOLOGY

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
PSYC101N   Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
MATH106N Statistics I 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement: History/Political Science 3 0 3
  17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
PSYC201N Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSYC220N Research Methods 3 0 3
MATH206N Statistics II 4 0 4
General Education Core Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts -OR- Global Awareness 3 0 3
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
  16
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
PSYC210N Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
BIOL105N Biology in Focus I 3 3 4
PSYCxxxN Phychology Elective 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awereness 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Behavioral Social Science 3 0 3
  16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
PSYC290N

Psychology internship:  A Capstone Experience

1 8 3
PSYC207N Social Psychology 3 0 3
PSYCXXN Psychology Elective 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Science 3 0/3 3/4
  12/13

Total 61/62 Credits

Students are advised to meet with their advisor to make appropriate elective selections based on their career goals and to facilitate the broadest range of

transferability. Dropping from a required program course may mean that the student will be out of sequence in program course offering which may delay graduation.

Students who begin the program in the Spring semester or who need developmental course support should recognize that it may take longer to completed the program.

Individuals must recognize that to be successful in the Human Service field, they should be emotionally stable,creative and flexible.

Program Outcomes

After completion of general education courses, the student will meet the following outcomes:

  1. The student will communicate effectively and fluently; read with comprehension; listen, speak and write competently.

  2. The student will develop skills in reflection, analysis, logical reasoning, and evaluation to formulate judgments, reach conclusions, and solve problems.

  3. The student will evaluate and utilize quantitative and qualitative data and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

  4. The student will utilize technology to locate, evaluate, organize, and utilize information accurately and responsibly.

  5. The student will acquire knowledge and skills to function effectively as informed and responsible citizens.

  6. The student will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable respect for diversity as well as an awareness of global interdependency.