The Psychology Option is a transfer curriculum that prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in psychology.
What will you learn?
The Psychology Option is a transfer curriculum that prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in psychology. The curriculum also benefits individuals who want to pursue professional careers in social work, human services, law enforcement, personnel administration, counseling, etc.
All psychology courses offered each semester address the general education outcomes of HCC. These outcomes currently include:
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Knowledge of Diversity
- Information Literacy
- Quantitative Reasoning
Additionally, coursework in psychology also addresses the student learning goals and outcomes developed by the Psychology Department in accordance with the American Psychological Association's revised guidelines for undergraduate programs in psychology. These department-level student learning goals and outcomes currently include:
- Knowledge Base in Psychology
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
- Professional Development
What will you do?
Continue your education at a four-year college or university, or enter the workforce! Careers in psychology include:
- Direct Care
- Human Resources
61 total credits
36 credits General Education Requirements + 10-13 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
Introduction to Interviewing Theory and Practice in Counseling [B]
course number: PSY 242 credits: 3
Six credits needed to complete 61 credit graduation requirement. Choose any in the HCC catalog EXCEPT Psychology courses.
Only six non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.
This program qualifies for Mass Transfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. Mass Transfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.
Program Requirements: It is recommended that students do not take more psychology courses than required by the psychology program. Most four-year colleges and universities limit the number of psychology course credits accepted from institutions prior to transfer in order to ensure that students complete a sufficient number of psychology credits after transfer.
Students transferring to the University of Massachusetts, please note The College of Natural Science foreign language requirement: Satisfactory completion in high school or college of either a fourth-level foreign language course, or of a third-level course in one language and a second-level course in another language.