Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences AA
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Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences AA

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Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Sciences A.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Helping others, working with people, listening, solving problems
  • Skill Building: Communication, counseling, professionalism, ethics, leadership
  • Career Options: Health care, education, social services, business, nonprofits
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5649

Learn principles of psychology and fulfill core college requirements

Take your first two years of psychology study at Jefferson Community College before transferring to a four-year college or university. Our Humanities & Social Sciences A.A. degree with a concentration in psychology will give you a strong foundation in the science of the human mind and human behavior.

You’ll take classes in psychology, communication, and research while meeting general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a similar discipline. You’ll also learn to assess the cognitive, emotional, and social health of individuals and organizations; conduct research using the scientific method; and help improve processes in the psychology field.

This program offers:

  • Cost savings on SUNY General Education requirements
  • Broad-based understanding of psychology principles, processes, and terms
  • Insight into relationship building and communication techniques
  • Learning guidelines that meet standards set by the American Psychological Association

Meet the demand for professionals with psychology training

Your Jefferson degree will set you up for success in a bachelor’s degree program and an eventual career in health care, education, business, human services, or other fields. Graduates go on to practice psychology or to apply their understanding of human behavior and relationships to just about any arena.

Psychology-related jobs are expected to grow 14 percent over the next 10 years. Potential career paths include school, developmental, forensic, organizational, clinical, and experimental psychology. Or you can become a mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, substance abuse counselor, or play or art therapist with additional licensure or special certification.

Learn to provide services and conduct research

When you complete a Humanities & Social Sciences A.A. degree with a concentration in psychology you will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychological information literacy
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
  • Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Write effectively for different purposes
  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete your Jefferson degree and choose from a wide range of transfer options. Popular bachelor’s-degree destinations include SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Canton, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University, and Syracuse University.


Focus on other fields

Looking to take your study of the humanities and social sciences in a different direction? Jefferson students can choose concentrations in literature or creative writing instead of psychology or design their own programs.


Degree requirements for Psychology Concentration, Humanities & Social Science A.A.

Effective Fall 2019

Psychology  Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
Psychology Requirements (12 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
PSY 133:  Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 252:  Behavioral Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology 3
Restricted Psychology Electives1 6
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 Credit Hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102:  Literature and Composition 3
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1 3
STA 101:  Fundamentals of Oral Communication or 
STA 161:  Interpersonal Communication or 
STA 211:  Managing Conflict
History Electives2  6
Humanities Electives3 6
Laboratory Science Elective4 4
Literature Elective 3
Mathematics or Science Elective5 3
Social Science Electives6 6
Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)
Elective Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
Restricted Elective:
Chosen from:  Anthropology, Art, Criminal Justice, English, Geography, History, Human Services, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech/Theater Arts, Foreign Language or Natural Sciences
Free Elective 3


Physical Education Requirements (2 Credit Hours)
Physical Education Requirements Credit Hours
Physical Education  2

Total Credit Hours 60


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Advising Notes:  
1Two Psychology courses at the 200 level, but not PSY 233 if PSY 220 or PSY 222 have been taken.  
2At least one course must be selected from the SUNY General Education list for American History or Western Civilization.  
3Choose two courses from Art, Journalism, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Speech/Theater Arts. Both courses cannot be Speech/Theater Arts.  
4Choose a course in Chemistry or Biology Area from the SUNY General Education list.  
5Choose MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or MTH 184: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 2 or a Science Elective.  
6Choose two courses from Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology. One must be in the Other World Civilizations Area from the SUNY General Education list  

Program Contacts

Cynthia Lonsbary

Assistant Professor of Psychology
(315) 786-6577

Lynn Sprott

Professor of Psychology
(315) 786-2507

Dr. Mark Streiff

Interim Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts Division
(315) 786-6542