Location: College Center
The Psychology Department fosters a scientific approach to the study of behavior and mental processes. Courses are offered individually or as an associate's degree with a psychology emphasis. The A.A. with psychology emphasis degree curriculum is designed to serve students who want to go on to upper division coursework or graduate work in psychology. Classes are relevant to students who intend to continue their formal education in career programs, such as nursing, and for those who plan to take one or several courses at Inver Hills in pursuit of other learning goals.
Faculty work to promote the belief that gaining knowledge through the discipline of psychology will enhance personal lives and help develop responsible and educated citizens.
Purpose: This degree program is intended for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in psychology. This program allows students to complete necessary lower division pre-major requirements at Inver Hills prior to transferring to their selected college.
Note: To earn the A.A. with Emphasis, students need to complete all requirements for a general A.A. degree. Careful planning with an academic counselor is strongly advised to tailor the emphasis to meet the requirements of the student’s chosen four-year college or university.
Psychology Curriculum (17-18 credits):
PSYC 1101 OR
General Psychology Course
|PSYC 2100||Social Psychology||3cr|
|PSYC 2250||Abnormal Psychology||3cr|
MATH 1103 OR
Intro to Statistics OR
Choose one additional course from:
|PSYC 1140||Psychology of Women||3cr|
|PSYC 1210||Lifespan Psychology||4cr|
|PSYC 1215||Child and Adolescent Psychology||3cr|
|PSYC 1220||Adulthood and Aging Psychology||3cr|
|PSYC 1230||Psychology of Death, Dying and Loss||3cr|
|PSYC 2251||Special Topics in Psychology||3cr|
|PSYC 2300||Psychology of Mind and Health||3cr|
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (40 credits)
Courses from the Psychology curriculum may be applied to the MnTC requirements. The specific requirements for the MnTC are outlined as part of the Associate in Arts degree. See A.A. degree requirements section of the catalog.
Electives (18 credits)
Courses from any department numbered 1000 or higher. Courses from the Psychology emphasis not applied to the MnTC should be incorporated into the elective category.
Health/Physical Education (2 credits)
The specific requirements for Health/Physical Education are outlined as part of the Associate in Arts degree. See A.A. degree requirements section of the catalog.