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LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 22, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, AS

The AS Psychology program is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for a wide range of career options in social and human services fields. Students explore a broad range of psychological fields, including child development, abnormal behavior, human social functioning, the study of the brain, and research methods. Students also engage in an array of assignments and activities designed to bring course concepts to the real world, including writing case studies of abnormal behavior, engaging in child observations, and performing an original research study. Completing this AS degree may qualify students for an entry-level position.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Psychology program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Human & Public Services pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge base in psychology.
  2. Demonstrate scientific inquiry and critical thinking.
  3. Demonstrate ethics and social responsibility in a diverse world.
  4. Demonstrate communication skills.
  5. Demonstrate professional development.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Students planning to articulate to a Bachelor of Social Work program should take POLS 1000 .

Course Requirements


  • Completion ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 15 Credits

Second Semester

Choice Points

  • BIOL 1003  is the recommended National Sciences/Life Science course


  • Completion STAT 2070  completes the math general education requirement in the first year.

Semester Total: 14 Credits

Third Semester

Choice Points

  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor degree in Social Work should take SOWK 2000 .

Course Requirements

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Fourth Semester

Choice Points

  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor degree in Social Work should take PSYC 2080 .

Course Requirements


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of AS, Psychology

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 62 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. People who study psychology most often become employed in the helping professions such as counseling, social work and therapy.

Additional information on careers in Psychology is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The AS Psychology program offers coursework intended to transfer to a four-year university, allowing students to purse a bachelor degree in Psychology or Social Work. For optimal employment opportunities, bachelor and graduate level degree attainment is recommended.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.