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Associate of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Social Work Specialization

Effective Fall 2013

Purpose

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Sociology Specialization program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.   By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Education

In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to and the major anticipated, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college’s admissions office, and consult their selected college’s transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Students whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English and mathematics.   Although developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate level work.  Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Requirement

This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower division requirements for majors in psychology, sociology or related fields at many colleges and universities, and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.

Arts and Science Transfer Curriculum

AA&S Transfer First Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Science1 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
  Semester Total 16 3 17
AA&S Transfer Second Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Science1 3 3 4
  Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts2 3 0 3
  Semester Total 15 3 16
AA&S Transfer Third Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3 0 3
ENG Approved 200 Level American or English Literature or Advanced Composition4 3 0 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Elective3 3 0 3
  Semester Total 15 0 15
AA&S Transfer Fourth Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
  Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts2 3 0 3
SOC 210 Survey of Physical and Cultural Anthropology 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Elective3 3 0 3
  Approved Transfer Elective3 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
  Semester Total 12 2 13

Total Minimum Credits:  61

Typical courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, GOL

Typical courses include HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (Lit)

In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

4Courses typically courses used to fulfill this requirement:  ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 210, or other courses approved by an academic advisor.

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on November 20, 2013. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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