Associate of Arts - Psychology Pre-Major

Associate of Arts

Develop your liberal arts skills in the area of human thinking and behavior in order to work in a variety of careers working with people. Students earning this degree will easily be able to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in a variety of colleges and universities in and outside of the UW System. Program curriculum aligns well with the first two year requirements for psychology related majors and emphasis, including but not limited to Psychology, Human Development, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Human Services.

 

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
2080121900 English Composition I 3.00
Description

Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.

2080122300 English Composition II 3.00
Description

Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 Written Communication (B or better).

2081020100 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00
Description

Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

N/A Humanities 12.00
Description

Must include courses in at least two disciplines: art, history, journalism/writing, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language.

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N/A Social Sciences 12.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

20809251

Introduction to Psychology

3

20809252 

Developmental Psychology

3

20809232 

Abnormal Psychology

3

 

Plus an additional 3 credits in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology.

3

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N/A Mathematics & Natural Science 10.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

20804230 

Statistics

3

20806201

20806220   

Principles of Biology  or

Human Biology

4

5

 

Plus an additional 3 credits in biology, chemistry, geography (selected courses), geology, physics.

3

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N/A Health/Wellness/Physical Education 1.00
Description
N/A Diversity/Ethnic Studies 0.00
Description

Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

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N/A World Language 4.00
Description

May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.

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N/A Electives 12.00
Description

Select any college transfer courses beyond the minimum requirements. One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.

May be 16 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Online Classes

Term Start Dates

Fall 2021: September 1 Spring 2022: January 5 Summer 2022: May 2

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$12,015*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 20-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness

Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors

Program curriculum aligns well with the first two year requirements for psychology related majors and emphasis, including but not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Human Services

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