Psychology PSYE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

The Associate of Arts in Psychology prepares students for entry-level positions in fields such as education, mental health, and community service. The curriculum includes courses in social psychology, abnormal psychology, human development, and personality psychology, as well as current psychological theory and practice. This degree prepares students to directly enter the workforce and it transfers well to most 4-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Apply the principles of psychological science to understand and address real-world situations.
  • Recognize and articulate an understanding of the increasing interdependence of world cultures and their consequences.
  • Identify and describe the origins, methods, major perspectives and specialties in psychology.
  • Achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways with varied audiences through writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy and information literacy.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in accomplishing goals.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed as psychiatric and mental health technicians, case workers or managers, victim advocates, residential/group home specialists, and in a variety of other positions in which knowledge of human behavior and mental processes is beneficial, including sales and marketing, human resources, community service agencies, administrative positions, and others.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
PSY 2217 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2220 Personality Psychology 3
PSY 2225 Social Psychology 3
Psychology 200 level Elective 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
Associate of Arts Elective 8
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
(COM 2211 OR COM 2206) 3
(PSY 1160 OR PSY 2180) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.