Department of Psychology

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Majoring in Psychology


Psychology is a popular program. It is inherently fascinating. We like to learn about how and why people do the things they do. Psychology gives insight into all aspects of the human mind, such as aggression and attraction, behavior and abnormal behavior, cognition, development, learning and the mind-body relationship. Psychology is ranked in the top 10 highest-demand fields with a high demand for psychology graduates. As long as there are people around, psychology will be there too.

PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 

LAVC PLAN A

Core:

Psych 1 General Psychology I 3
Psych 2* General Psychology II 3
Stat 1* Elementary Statistics 1 for the Social Sciences 3
OR
Stat 2* Elementary Statistics II 4
Core Total: 9-10

PLUS COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

General Option

(Program Code 200100)
Four of the following courses (12 units)

Psych 3 Personality and Social Development (3)
Psych 5 History and Perspectives in Psychology (3)
Psych 11* Child Psychology (3)
Psych 12 Adolescent Psychology (3)
Psych 13 Social Psychology (3)
Psych 14 Abnormal Psychology (3)
Psych 17 The Exceptional Child (3)
Psych 26 Power and Speed Reading (3)
Psych 41 Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age (3)
Psych 60 Stress Management (3)
Psych 66 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3)

Option Total: 12
Total of Core plus Option: 21-22

Developmental Option

(Program Code 220101)

Psych 11* Child Psychology 3
Psych 12* Adolescent Psychology 3
Psych 17* The Exceptional Child 3
Plus one of the following courses (3 units)

Psych 5 History and Perspectives in Psychology (3)
Psych 13* Social Psychology (3)
Psych 14* Abnormal Psychology (3)
Psych 41* Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age (3)

Option Total: 12
Total of Core plus Option: 21-22

Social and Personality Option

(Program Code 200102)

Psych 3 Personality and Social Development 3
Psych 13* Social Psychology 3
Psych 14* Abnormal Psychology 3

Plus one of the following courses (3 units)

Psych 5 History and Perspectives in Psychology (3)
Psych 11* Child Psychology (3)
Psych 12* Adolescent Psychology (3)
Psych 41* Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age (3)

Option Total: 12
Total of Core plus Option: 21-22
 

* Starred courses have a prerequisite or a corequisite.

This list is from the 2010-2011 LAVC Catalog.  Your "catalog year" may have different requirements.  See a guidance counselor or the Psych faculty if you need assistance.

 

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