May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Psychology: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Social & Behavioral Sciences Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4327
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Program Faculty
Interim Associate Dean - Mequette Sorenson
Associate Professors - Karen Kwan, Katerina Salini, Shannon Flynt
Assistant Professors - Thomas Hansen, Emily Putnam, Justice Morath

Program Description
The Psychology department offers individual courses in psychology, as well as a two-year AS degree. Listed below is the recommended course of study for the AS degree.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Theory and Content of Psychology. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.


Communication Skills. Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.


Research Methods in Psychology. Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.


Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology. Students will gain experience in critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.


Civic Engagement. Students will develop the following skills and knowledge to by civically engaged and /or to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)

Required Courses (3 Credits)


Students may use PSY 1010 /PSY 1100  to fill a Major Course Requirement or a General Education Distribution Area in Social Science, but not both.

If PSY 1010 /PSY 1100  are used to fill the Social Science Requirement, select 15 credit hours of Psychology courses from the following:

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Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

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