About the Psychology Degree
The Associates in Arts Psychology program at Fisher College provides students with a solid background for pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in psychology. Core psychology courses, psychology elective, and statistics and research prepare the student to enter the upper-level baccalaureate courses. Interested and eligible students can seamlessly continue into the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Fisher College. This degree also provides an adequate base for the student entering other majors, particularly in the social sciences.
This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following competencies and ability to:
- Describe the development of children, adolescents and adults over the course of a lifespan, including their cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and physical development within a socio-cultural context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of psychological theory.
- Demonstrate an understanding of psychological research by having learned how to identify, conduct, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative studies used throughout the psychological studies.
- Demonstrate familiarity with issues of ethical principles in psychology.
- Use critical thinking skills professionally in everyday life.
*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.