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Psychology: Sample Transfer Plan

Program Overview

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Arts degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative psychology baccalaureate major recommendations. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Arts if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 3

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Elective2 3
MTH 165 4

Description: Focuses on statistical reasoning and the solving of problems using real-world data rather than on computational skills. The use of technology-based computations (more advanced than a basic scientific calculator, such as graphing calculators with a statistical package, spreadsheets, or statistical computing software) is required with an emphasis on interpretation and evaluation of statistical results. Topics must include data collection processes (observational studies, experimental design, sampling techniques, bias), descriptive methods using quantitative and qualitative data, bivariate data, correlation, and least ­squares regression, basic probability theory, probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution), confidence intervals and hypothesis tests using p-values. (Credit will be given for either MTH 162 or MTH 165 or MTH 225, but not for more than one of these courses.) IAI M1 902

Prerequisite: MTH 080 (Intermediate Algebra) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. MTH 065 (Algebraic Modeling) with a grade of C or better is an acceptable prerequisite if MTH 085 (Supplemental Math/Elementary Statistics) is taken concurrently with MTH 165. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 101 3

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 102 3

Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Major Discipline and Transfer Elective3 3
Physical and Life Science4 3
Social and Behavioral Science5 3
SPE 101 3

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Electives6 9
Physical and Life Science4 4

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Electives7 9
Social and Behavioral Science5 3

1 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Arts degree.

2 - Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category. Consult with the transfer school to see which courses will be accepted.

3 - PSY 228 or PSY 216 or PSY 217 or PSY 218 recommended. Consult with the transfer school to see which course will be accepted.

4 - Select one Physical and one Life Science course. At least one must include a lab. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

5 - Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement for the Associate in Arts degree.

6 - PSY 230 or PSY 245 is recommended depending on interest. Consult with the transfer school to see which course will be accepted.

7 - Choose from PSY 210, PSY 220, PSY 225, PSY 230, PSY 245 or PSY 228, PSY 216, PSY 217, PSY 218. Consult with the transfer school to see which course will transfer.

Last Updated: 5/7/19