2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, AA [PSY-AA, 60 Total Credits]


The Associate of Arts in Psychology is primarily designed for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree level college in psychology or a related field. This degree program offers students an essential foundation in the theoretical perspectives and social science research methods of psychology, as well as options to explore more specialized topics in psychology or closely-related fields.


Click the link to view the different maps for degree completion and transfer:  Academic Maps: AA Psychology  

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the major theories, historical trends, perspectives, and research findings of psychology.
  2. Discuss the range of fields and careers in psychology and the respective educational, ethical, experiential, and credential requirements.
  3. Utilize basic statistical techniques used in psychological research.
  4. Employ basic principles of research design, methodology, and report writing used in psychology.
  5. Demonstrate fundamental concepts in specialized and applied areas of psychology.
  6. Apply basic principles of behavior and mental processes.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Humanities (6 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (26 Credits)

Other Elective Options

Up to 9 credits from the following courses may also be used as part of the 14 elective credits if needed to meet specific program requirements at UNLV, UNR, or NSC.

* Up to nine credits in three different disciplines, from ANTH 101 ; ECON; PSC; SOC; WMST 101 , WMST 113 
* Up to three credits from ART; DAN; MUS; THTR
* Up to three credits from World Languages