Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Psychology

Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  2. Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
  3. Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
  4. Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
  5. Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of one's values and the values of others;
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives;
  11. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology;
  12. Demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and a scientific approach to solving problems related to behavior and mental processes; and
  13. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and developmental issues.