Psychology Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Psychology Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Scientific Knowledge Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Scientific Reasoning Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirements PSY*H111 General Psychology I
(may be used to fulfill Social Phenomena above, thereby adding 3 credits of unrestricted electives)
PSY*H245 Abnormal Psychology 3
General Education Elective - Creativity 3
General Education Elective - Global Knowledge 3
Free Electives1 9-12
Choose two of the following:
PSY*H240 Social Psychology
PSY*H243 Theories of Personality
PSY*H247 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3 or 6
Choose one of the following:
PSY*H201 Lifespan Development
PSY*H203 Child Psychology
PSY*H204 Child & Adolescent Development
PSY*H206 Adolescent and Adult Development

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

1Students who have taken MAT*H185 should take 9 credits, and students taking MAT*H186 should take 8 credits. Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements not already met in high school and beginning work on minor requirements of some CSUs. They may also complete other State University General Education requirements.

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