Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Psychology
This curriculum is intended to provide the courses that typically comprise the first two years of study in a bachelor's degree program in psychology. The academic experience in this area allows psychology majors to enter the University of Connecticut and most other four-year institutions as third-year students, with prerequisites for major courses they will need to take. Students intending to transfer to a specific four-year institution must work closely with their faculty advisor and the Counseling Center.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
- Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
- Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
- Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
- Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
- Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
- Demonstrate an understanding of one's values and the values of others;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives;
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology;
- Demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and a scientific approach to solving problems related to behavior and mental processes; and
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and developmental issues.