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Psychology PSYE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

The Associate of Arts in Psychology prepares students for entry-level positions in fields such as education, mental health, and community service. The curriculum includes courses in social psychology, abnormal psychology, human development, and personality psychology, as well as current psychological theory and practice. This degree prepares students to directly enter the workforce and it transfers well to most 4-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in the natural sciences and quantitative reasoning.
  • Ethically and appropriately use computers, terminology, computer hardware and software to complete tasks appropriate for the degree field at a level considered satisfactory to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use scientific reasoning and problem solving skills in interpreting behavior, understanding research and research design, and drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena.
  • Create understanding through composition and synthesis of the written word.
  • Apply higher order analytical and creative cognitive processes.
  • Describe ethical standards used in psychology, enhance interpersonal relationships, and articulate values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  • Identify and describe the origins, major concepts, and theoretical perspectives in psychology and be able to explain how psychological principles apply to real-world situations.
  • Create a common understanding through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages in a variety of contexts.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural diversity to real world context by acknowledging, understanding, and engaging constructively within the contemporary world.
  • Effectively locate, evaluate, and use information.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed as psychiatric and mental health technicians, case workers or managers, victim advocates, residential/group home specialists, and in a variety of other positions in which knowledge of human behavior and mental processes is beneficial, including sales and marketing, human resources, community service agencies, administrative positions, and others.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
PSY 2217 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2220 Personality Psychology 3
PSY 2225 Social Psychology 3
Psychology Elective 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
Associate of Arts Elective 8
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) 3
PSY 1160 (African American Psychology) OR PSY 2180 (Psychology of Gender) 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.