Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology
Massasoit Community College offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology designed to cater to students planning to transfer to a four-year liberal arts bachelor’s program or seeking entry-level positions in the field of Psychology. This comprehensive program aims to equip students with a deep understanding of Psychology and a diverse cultural background encompassing the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The Psychology curriculum comprises a range of courses covering various aspects of the discipline, including General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Social Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Psychology of Personality, Statistics for Psychology, and Biopsychology. The core courses within the program emphasize sociology, ethics, biology, statistics, and a range of electives, ensuring a well-rounded education for aspiring psychology professionals.
- IntroductionMassasoit Community College’s Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology offers a comprehensive educational pathway for students seeking a solid foundation in psychology and the requisite skills for pursuing a four-year liberal arts bachelor’s degree or entry-level positions in the field. The program is meticulously crafted to provide students with a broad cultural background while nurturing their understanding of the multifaceted discipline of Psychology
- Program ObjectivesThe primary objectives of the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology at Massasoit Community College are as follows:
- To prepare students for successful transfers to four-year liberal arts bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology or related fields.
- To equip students with a well-rounded knowledge of Psychology, spanning topics such as General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Social Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Psychology of Personality, Statistics for Psychology, and Biopsychology.
- To instill in students a deep appreciation for the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences, fostering a comprehensive cultural background that complements their psychological studies.
- To emphasize core courses encompassing sociology, ethics, biology, and statistics, ensuring a well-balanced curriculum that aligns with the requirements of higher education institutions and professional settings.
- Curriculum HighlightsThe Psychology program at Massasoit Community College offers a diverse range of courses to cater to the academic needs of its students. The curriculum includes:
- General Psychology: Introducing students to the fundamental principles and concepts of Psychology, laying the groundwork for advanced studies in the field.
- Abnormal Psychology: Exploring various psychological disorders, their causes, and potential treatments to develop an understanding of mental health conditions.
- Child Psychology and Adolescent Psychology: Examining the psychological development of children and adolescents, providing insights into their behavior and cognitive processes.
- Human Growth and Development: Investigating the psychological aspects of human growth and development across the lifespan.
- Social Psychology: Exploring the influence of social factors on individual behavior and cognitive processes.
- Psychology of Learning and Psychology of Personality: Delving into the mechanisms of learning and personality formation, elucidating how they shape human behavior.
- Statistics for Psychology: Equipping students with essential statistical tools for conducting research and analyzing psychological data.
- Biopsychology: Exploring the relationship between biological processes and psychological phenomena.
- MassTransfer eligible program