May 21, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

Pre-Psychology


Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Arts Pre‑Social Work 62 Designed to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Psychology

 

Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Associate Dean   586.286.2282 AandS.center@macomb.edu Center Campus
Associate Dean   586.445.7354 AandS.south@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Psychology program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in Psychology. It can be customized based on the student’s chosen transfer destination. Although there are some entry-level positions available to those with bachelor’s degrees, most careers in psychology require at least a Master’s degree in the field.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Outline aspects of human behavior and mental processes fundamental to the basic areas of psychology.

2. Incorporate theories and concepts from the basic content areas of psychology in their oral and written communication.

3. Apply critical thinking skills to problems related to scientific inquiry in psychology.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Students electing the Associate of Arts in Pre-Psychology should maintain close contact with an academic advisor or counselor to assure construction of a plan of studies that meets the requirements of the student’s chosen transfer institution.

Career Opportunities:

Job titles such as Behavioral Technician, Case Manager, Youth Advocate, Social Science Research Assistant, and Social & Human Services Assistant may be attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.

Programs

    Associate of Arts