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Applied Psychology PSY.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

The Applied Psychology program will prepare students for entry-level positions in a number of fields including research, behavioral analysis, education, mental health, and community service. The coursework will emphasize development of skills and knowledge to enable students to work in high-demand areas related to applied research and behavioral analysis. The curriculum includes courses in research design and statistics, behavior analysis and modification, industrial/organizational psychology, and human factors psychology, as well as current psychological theory and practice. The curriculum includes many Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) courses and fulfills many general education requirements. This degree prepares students to directly enter the workforce and it transfers well to most 4-year colleges and universities.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of psychological science to understand and address real-world situations.
  • Competently apply basic research principles to clinical and relevant situations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data collection, ethics, and security practices.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may be employed as research assistants, project/research coordinators, information analysts, behavioral skills technicians, and teaching/special education aides. Graduates also work as psychiatric and mental health technicians, case workers or managers, victim advocates, residential/group home specialists, and in a variety of positions where knowledge of human behavior and mental processes is beneficial (i.e. salesperson, human resources specialist, employee at not-for-profit agencies, administrative assistant, etc.).

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
Any Course in Catalog Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
(MAT 1120 OR MAT 1130 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Psychology 200 level Elective 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
PSY 2217 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2225 Social Psychology 3
PSY 2228 Industrial Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 2235 Behavioral Science Research Methods 3
PSY 2236 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
PSY 2250 Behavior Modification 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.