B.A.A.S. Psychology

https://www.tamuct.edu/coe/counseling-psychology.html

Overview

The B.A.A.S. Psychology prepares students who have earned technical, vocational, or military education and training to advance in their existing career paths and to pursue graduate study in psychology and related fields by providing credit for nontraditional educational experiences and foundational knowledge and skills through quality, rigorous, and innovative coursework in support of the department, college, and university missions.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories pertinent to the field of psychology.
  • Apply course material to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions, both in coursework and in real-life situations.
  • Demonstrate skill in expressing oneself in oral presentations and in writing.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.
  • Demonstrate specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in psychology and related fields.

Program Requirements

The program allows students to apply up to 42 semester credit hours of related technical, vocational, or military education and training related to the field of psychology as the foundation of their occupational specialization in the degree program. To earn the degree, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (technical/vocational/military courses) in an approved occupational specialization area (OSA) is required. Approval of an occupational specialization area will be determined by department chair. Credits or the occupational specialization may come from a variety of sources including conferred AAS degrees or their CC equivalents, military evaluated credit based on ACE recommendations, technical/vocational credit earned at an accredited college that has not resulted in a conferred degree/certificate, or work-related training that generated verifiable certificates.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science - Psychology Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree. 

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization or Any level elective 13
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy and Culture (040)3
PSYC 2301General Psychology (CORE REQ 080)3
MATH 1314College Algebra (CORE REQ 020)3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology
CORE REQ BIOL Elec (030)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ BIOL Science Elective (030)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (060)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090) 13
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090) 13
PSYC 3409Writing in Psychology4
Fourth Year
Fall
PSYC 3430Statistics for the Behavioral Science4
PSYC 3312Biological Foundations of Behavior3
PSYC 3307Human Lifespan3
Upper- Level PSYC elective3
Upper- Level PSYC elective3
Spring
PSYC 4435Principle Research for Behavioral Sciences4
PSYC 4332Psychopharmacology3
PSYC 4320History of Psychology3
PSYC 4305Social Psychology3
PSYC 3310Abnormal Psychology3
Total Credit Hours120