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Associate Degree in Psychology

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Psychology

The Psychology program is designed for students planning to earn at least a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a closely related field. The curriculum focuses on developing a solid foundation of knowledge regarding human thought, behavior, and emotion, both individual and collective. The various courses are intended to foster the development of cultural, personal, and professional awareness. Additionally, students are encouraged to strengthen critical thinking, technological, and communication skills.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • General Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Statistics


  • Any Global Understanding designated Social Science course
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective

Third Semester

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research Methodology


  • Open Elective
  • Psychology Elective
  • BIO 110 or Any Scientific Inquiry designated Laboratory Science course

Fourth Semester


  • Laboratory Science Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Psychology Elective

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe the discipline of psychology, differentiating the various sub-fields.
  • Understand the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the nature of the affective, cognitive , and biological domains as they apply to human behavior.
  • Describe major theories concerning human development across the lifespan.
  • Explain the causes, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Recognize major influences that impinge socially and psychologically on the individual in today's complex and diverse society.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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