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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Psychology: AS

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Associate of Science l 61 credits minimum

Psychology and Sociology Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 165
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4327
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294

Program Faculty:
Associate Professors − Larry R. Christensen, Howard Ingle, Karen Kwan, Katerina Salini
Assistant Professors − Lora L. Harpster, Shannon Flynt
Instructors − 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 books based on the number of credit hours each semester.

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. Theory and Content of Psychology. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. 1 - Substantive Knowledge
2. Communication Skills. Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats. 2 - Communicate Effectively
3. Research Methods in Psychology. Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation. 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4. 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. 4 - Think Critically
5. 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. 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Social Science (SS)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3

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:


Complete 12 credits from the following or any college course numbered 1000 or above.

Sample Schedule

Total: 15

Spring Semester

Total: 15

Fall Semester

  • Distribution (2) 6
  • PSY Course (2) 6
  • ELEC 3
  • HLAC 1

Total: 16

Spring Semester

  • Distribution (2) 6
  • PSY Course 3
  • ELEC (2) 6

Total: 15

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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