Psychology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree

Psychology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree

Program Description

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. People sometimes think of psychology as the study of mental and emotional problems, or as psychotherapy, but the field is actually much broader than this. Psychology uses the scientific method to study human behavior in all its many forms, from the genetic level and the biological basis of behavior, to understanding how individuals and groups behave in everyday activities. Psychology includes the study of what we have in common with other human beings, such as how we learn and remember, along with what makes us unique individuals – our personalities. In Psychology, you will study what makes people thrive and grow, as well as what might lead to problems. The Psychology Transfer Pathway provides a broad base of general education relevant to psychology careers, and prepares students for transfer into a Psychology baccalaureate degree at Minnesota State universities.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe key concepts, principle and overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in systematic problem-solving inferred by psychological research
  • Interpret, design or conduct basic psychological research
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
  • Use statistical programs to augment scientific inquiry
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate and/or conduct psychological research and practice
  • Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Explore values and/or practices that build community at local, national and global levels
  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes including basic APA style
  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills

Transfer Opportunities

The Psychology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Psychology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so students completing this pathway degree and transferring to a Minnesota State university may enter with junior-year status. Courses in the Psychology Transfer Pathway associates degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance regarding how to best meet the requirements of their intended baccalaureate program. Universities within the Minnesota State system participating in the Psychology Transfer Pathway include:

  • Bemidji State University – BA/BS
  • Metropolitan State University – BA
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BA/BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead – BA
  • Southwest Minnesota State University – BA
  • St. Cloud State University – BA
  • Winona State University – BA

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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Program Course Requirements

Required Discipline Courses (14 credits)

PSYC 2421       General Psychology (Goals 2,5) OR
PSYC 2423*    Honors General Psychology (Goals 2,5)…… 4 cr
PSYC 2427*    Statistics for Psychology (Goal 5)…………….. 4 cr
PSYC 2431*    Human Development (Goal 5) OR
PSYC 2470*    Abnormal Psychology (Goals 5,7) OR
PSYC 2441*    Social Psychology (Goals 5,7)…………………… 3 cr

Additional Psychology course…………………………………………. 3 cr

Required MnTC Courses (32 credits)

COMM 1420   Interpersonal Communication OR
COMM 1422* Honors Interpersonal Communication OR
COMM 1410   Introduction to Communication (Goal 1)…. 3 cr
ENGL 1410      Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………. 4 cr
ENGL 1411*    Composition II (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1421*    Honors Composition II (Goals 1,9)…………… 4 cr
MATH 1460*  Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4) OR
MATH 1461*  Honors Intro to Statistics (Goals 2,4) OR
MATH 1470    College Algebra (Goal 4)……………………….. 3-4 cr

1400 or 2400 level BIOL course (BIOL 1404 Human Biology (Goal 3) OR BIOL 2411 Biology of Women (Goals 3,7) recommended)                           3 cr

Philosophy course** (PHIL 2420 Ethics or PHIL 2421 Honors

Ethics (Goals 6,9) recommended)…………………………………… 3 cr

Goal 5** (any discipline other than Psychology) ……………. 3 cr
Goal 6 or 8** course (ARTS 2490, ENGL 1450, MUSC 2128,

SPAN 2420, or THTR 1451 recommended)…………………….. 3 cr

Goal 3** course (Goal 3,10 course recommended)……….. 3 cr

Goal 6** course (choose Goal 6,7 course if you have not met the Goal 7 requirement………………………………………….. 3 cr

Fitness for Life (2 credits)

PHED 1594      Fitness for Life (or choose any other HLTH or PHED Fitness for Life course)……………………………. 2 cr

Student Success (3 credits)

CCST 1510       College Success Skills (or choose any other student success course)……………………………………….. 3 cr

Electives (9 credits)

Electives**      ………………………………………………………………… 9 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

**Many courses from Goals 1 – 6 also meet Goal 7 – 10. Credits count only once. Students are advised to select MnTC courses with multiple goal assignments whenever possible.

Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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