Jul 02, 2022
Program and Career Description
The Psychology emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four year school. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The qualities that make a good psychologist are also the qualities that make good business managers, health care workers, educators, or researchers. Psychology majors with advanced higher education degrees can teach at the college level. A few examples of career and salary estimates are listed below.
|Educational, Guidance, and Vocational Counselors
||Doctoral or Professional degree
|Psychology Teacher, Postsecondary
||Master's degree or Doctoral degree
Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.
This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.
Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.
Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.
Take 2 courses
Take 3 courses -- one must be a literature course
Natural Sciences Requirement
Take 2 courses - one must be
Two of the following Psychology courses*
Requirements for Graduation Include:
- earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
- earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- taking the Exit Exam.
If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.
Psychology, A.A./A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60
First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16
First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16
- Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
- Electives Credit(s): 3 **
- BIOL 1110 - General Biology I Credit(s): 4
- Humanities/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
- PSYC Elective Credit(s): 3 *
Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13
*Students should consult the catalog and academic advisor of the institution to which they wish to transfer to determine which of these courses best meets baccalaureate requirements.
**Note: An elective can be any college-level course.
**Students pursuing the A.A. degree must complete 6 semester hours of the SAME foreign language.
For more information contact:
De'Marcus Jackson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 931.766.1609
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780
Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC-PSYC-02-14-18