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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Psychology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This pathway is built upon the transfer agreement from Sinclair to UD for student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Description: This course uses calculus as a tool for modeling applications in the life sciences. Limits, derivatives, and integrals are introduced and applied in this context. Emphasis is placed on qualitative analysis and interpretation.

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose MAT 2240 or 2270.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: This course is designed to help new students make a successful transition to Sinclair Community College. Topics include college resources; academic, career and personal services available through Sinclair; learning styles; the learning process; financial responsibility; stress and wellness; and computer literacy through eLearn and library resources.


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Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: A study of the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, causes and treatments of disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, with an emphasis on current clinical research.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: A study of the interaction between individual and social environment within a multicultural context. Topics include: self-concept formation, attitudes, persuasion, attributions, group structure and processes, prejudice, aggression and violence.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: An examination of what is meant by culture and a review of the various theories and methods in Cultural Anthropology. Includes a comparison of the similarities and differences among world cultures as well as comparative analysis of family organization, religious beliefs, educational systems, economics and governmental systems.

Notes: Per UD articulation, student should choose from SOC 1145, ECO 2160, ECO 2180, PLS 1120, PLS 2200, and SOC 1101

Description: Emphasis on the language of art, exposure to many different art forms, formulative ideas about what is viewed and exploration of specific media.

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose ART 1110, ART 2230, ART 2231, or THE 1101.


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Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Research and theory concerning the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of children from conception to puberty. Covers the impact of genetic, prenatal and environmental factors and challenges appropriate to this age range.

Notes: Per UD articulation, students will take PSY 2205 or PSY 2206 in place of PSY 2200.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: An introduction to personality with emphasis on principles, research and theories, including psychodynamic, ego-psychology, object relations, trait/biological, phenomenology, behavior-environmental and cognitive/self-regulation.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: Basic research methods for the behavioral sciences covering: correlational/descriptive and laboratory/experimental design methodology, dependent and independent variables, principles of measurement, and reading and writing scientific research reports.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: The first course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include scientific method; chemical and biochemical foundations; cell structure, function and reproduction; cellular respiration, photosynthesis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomal genetics, molecular genetics, protein synthesis, gene regulation, genomes, viruses and biotechnology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100

Description: Basic nature of philosophy, its relationship to physical and social sciences and theology and its value to the individual.

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose PHI 2205 or PHI 2206


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Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Multidisciplinary study of theories, cultural themes and psychological constructs used to further promote understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors of Black Americans.

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose PSY 1160 or PSY 2180 or PSY 2206.

Description: Basic statistical techniques used in behavioral sciences, including descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and distribution, non-parametric statistics, hypothesis testing, tests of significance, analysis of variance and post-hoc tests.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100 and PSY 2235

Description: The second course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations, origin of species, history of life on Earth, phylogeny and systematics, prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi, animals and ecology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1171 or Approval of Department

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose COM2206 or COM2211.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Introduction to Far Eastern religions and cultural traditions, including beliefs, practices, stories and rituals, and historical context.

Notes: Per UD articulation, choose REL 1111 or REL 1112.


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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.