Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Pre-Psychology, A.A. (General Transfer)


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Academic Program Code:  530

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes for the purposes of describing, explaining, predicting, and modifying behavior. Psychologists specialize in many different areas, including clinical psychology, counseling psychology, developmental psychology, school psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and many others.This program is designed to aid students in making a productive transition to a four year degree program in psychology.

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement


The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses commonly transfer and satisfy 4-year program requirements at 4-year institutions in Michigan.  

To ensure maximum transferability of individual courses, all course selections should be based on the degree, major, minor, or academic interest at the 4-year transfer institution students plan to attend. 

Students should research and utilize all transfer resources available to maximize the number of GRCC courses that transfer and apply to their 4-year program. 

Because transferability of courses varies by institution, students should contact the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements. The 4-year institutions ultimately make the decisions about how each course will be used to meet their program requirements.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, which meets all GRCC and transfer institution requirements. 

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential. 

Admission requirements to 4-year institutions and 4-year programs vary. Students should review the specific admission requirements for the institution and program to which they are transferring.

MiTransfer Pathways


This GRCC academic program is associated with the MiTransfer Pathways Agreement for Psychology. More information about the MiTransfer Pathways Agreement and requirements, can be found at GRCC MiTransfer.

General Education


Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available to select coursework based on the transfer requirements of the bachelor’s degree program and institution to which you are transferring.

English Composition and Communications


Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences


Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective from a subject other than PY.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Natural Sciences


Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.

Mathematics


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours


30 (minimum)

Program Courses


The courses below may not be required at your transfer institution.  Please check with your intended 4-year transfer institution, an advisor, or a faculty member in order to make your course selections.

Open Elective Courses


The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours remaining needed to reach the 60 credits required for graduation. Course selections should be made based on transfer requirements. 

Total Credit Hours


60

In What Order Should I Take Classes?


Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

General Education Course - Mathematics

PY 201 - General Psychology  

General Education Course 

General Education - Natural Science

EN 102 - English Composition II  

OR

COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  

OR

COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education - Natural Science 

General Education Course

PY 231 - Abnormal Psychology  

PY 260 - Social Psychology  

Priority III Priority IV

General Education Course

PY 232 - Developmental Psychology  

OR 

PY 233 - Child Psychology  

PY 281 - Introduction to Statistics  

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

PY 283 - Research Methods  

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.  Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.

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