Associate in Science Degree in Psychology
The Associate’s Degree program in Psychology is a 60 credit program offered by the Department of Social Sciences that consists of courses specifically in the psychology major and provides students with a strong general education foundation. The program is designed for students with interest in pursuing further baccalaureate studies in psychology and related fields, such as education, counseling and social work. Students seeking academic credentials to work in entry-level jobs in human services or other behavioral health roles may also benefit from courses in the program curriculum.
The A.S. degree course curriculum satisfies CUNY Pathways requirements and the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major, thus making it easier for students to transfer courses into baccalaureate programs. Students will also find the rigor and quality of the courses to be effective in preparing them for academic success within and outside of CUNY.
Students can complete the degree within two calendar years, providing they follow the established sequence for the program.
PSYC-201: Research Methods
This course is a critical component of the A.S. degree program as it gives students a strong foundation in understanding basic scientific principles. As students learn core concepts in research methods, they will develop reasoning and thinking skills applicable in a variety of settings. This course also has an experimental component where students learn the methodology for conducting and analyzing data. By the end of the course, students are more informed consumers of research and have a basic set of skills to conduct academic investigations on their own or as part of a team.
Students develop an understanding of how data works and learn how to be informed-consumers. This course focuses on evaluating evidence and reasoning quantitatively, skills critical to long-term academic success. MAT336 along with PSYC201 is strongly recommended for students who are interested in careers in research or attending graduate school.