CATALOG: AA&S Transfer Degree: Psychology / Social Work Specialization

Length: 4 Semesters

Purpose

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Social Work 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 by VPT or other measures indicates 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.

Curriculum
First Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History1 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics2 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Lab Science3 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
PSY 200 Principles to Psychology 3 0 3
Semester Total 16 3 17
Second Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History1 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics2 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Lab Science3 3 3 4
Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts4 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 3 16
Third Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3 0 3
ENG Approved 200 Level American or English Literature or Advanced Composition5 3 0 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective6 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0 15
Fourth Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts4 3 0 3
SOC 210 Survey of Physical and Cultural Anthropology 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective6 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective6 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Semester Total 12 2 13
Total Minimum Credits: 61

1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121, 122, 111, 112, 101, and 102

2Recommend MTH 154 and MTH 245. MTH 161 and higher math courses may replace MTH 154. Check your transfer institution. Please consult with Academic Advisor to select appropriate math courses.

3Laboratory courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, GOL

4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based.

5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 255, or 210.

6 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.


Last modified on 07-16-2018