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Cecil College
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Associate of Arts (A.A.)Substantial Modification to Psychology 7/29/2020Approved10/14/2020
Substantial Modification to Psychology Program Description
The changes to this program were designed to align with APA standards for two-year programs, to allow students to meet core competencies to allow them to progress in the field, and to account for student demand for courses.  The Psychology degree provides the first two years of college for students preparing for a career in psychology, counseling, or a related field. The Psychology degree emphasizes the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes, with a focus on expanding students’ general knowledge of psychological theory while also enhancing skills of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Specific course work will focus on student ethical awareness and social integrity, communication skills across diverse presentation modalities, and application of psychological related theory to professional development. This program is designed primarily for students desiring to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Students selecting this program should consult with an academic advisor early in the program.