Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Psychology/Social Work Specialization, AA&S Transfer Degree

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CIP Code: 24.0101
Length: 4 Semesters


The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Psychology/Social Work Specialization program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Education

In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to and the major anticipated, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college’s admissions office, and consult their selected college’s transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Through the direct enrollment and self-enrollment survey or other measures, students will be placed in the appropriate developmental or corequisite support courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental or support course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate-level work. Students required to take two or more developmental or corequisite support courses may need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Requirement

This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower division requirements for majors in psychology, sociology or related fields at many colleges and universities, and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.

First Semester

First Semester Total Credits: 17

Second Semester

  • (3 Credits)
  • HIS - Approved Transfer History (3 Credits) 1
  • MTH - Approved Transfer Mathematics (3 Credits) 2
  • Approved Transfer Lab Science (4 Credits) 3
  • Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits) 4

Second Semester Total Credits: 16

Third Semester

Third Semester Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 13

Total Minimum Credits: 61

1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121 HIS 122 , HIS 111 HIS 112 , HIS 101 , and HIS 102 .
2 Recommend MTH 154  and MTH 245 . MTH 161  and higher math courses may replace MTH 154 . Check your transfer institution. Please consult with Academic Advisor to select appropriate math courses.
3 Laboratory courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, and GOL.
4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit), MUS, and ART cannot be skills based.
5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ENG 245 ENG 246 ENG 250 ENG 255 ENG 258 ENG 275 
6 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

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