Liberal Arts: Psychology

Day/Evening program

The university parallel Concentration 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
General Education Core Requirement: History/Political Science 3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
PSYC101N Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
MATH106N Statistics I 4 0 4
  17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
PSYC201N Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSYC220N Research Methods 3 0 3
General Education Core Requirement:  Humanities/Fine Arts -OR- Global Awareness 3 0 3
MATH206N Statistics II 4 0 4
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
  16
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
PSYC210N Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
BIOL105N Biology in Focus I 3 1 4
PSYCxxxN  Psychology Elective 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
Open Elective 3 0 3
General Education Elective (or Core Requirement):  Science (must have a lab) 3 2/3 4
  16

Total 65 Credits

A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies.  A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level.