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Psychology Associate in Arts Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Psychology Associate in Arts Degree

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The discipline emphasizes the use of critical thinking and the scientific method to ask questions, acquire and evaluate information, and solve problems. Thus, psychology represents a method of inquiry that can be a useful tool for students with a variety of interests and career goals.

The Psychology Department at Fresno City College offers a diverse curriculum covering a range of topics including introduction to research methods, statistics for the behavioral sciences, biological psychology, abnormal psychology, personal and social adjustment, human sexuality, developmental psychology, social psychology, and criminal personalities.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • General Psychology, or Honors General Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavior Sciences

Lifespan: Choose one (1) of the following:

  • Human Sexuality
  • Personal & Social Adjustment
  • Lifespan Development
  • Child Growth and Development

Diversity: Choose one (1) of the following:

  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • American Indian Culture
  • American Pluralism: A Search for Common Ground in a Multicultural Society
  • Cultural Anthropology, or Honors Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Asian-Americans
  • Introduction to Chicano-Latino Studies
  • American Minority Groups
  • Changing Roles of Women

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Students will apply their knowledge of psychology’s major theoretical perspectives (psychodynamic, behavioral, biological, humanistic, cognitive, evolutionary, and sociocultural) and its scientific research process when studying topics of interest, including methodologies and ethical concerns within the field’s subdisciplines.
  2. Students will recognize and analyze the application of psychological concepts and theories to human experiences across the lifespan and within the context of various social and cultural constructs.
  3. When presented with information and claims about human behavior and mental processes, students critically evaluate them within a framework that views humans as continually developing physiological, social, and psychological organisms.

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Fresno City College

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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Fresno City College

1101 E University Avenue
93741 Fresno California
United States of America

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www.fresnocitycollege.edu

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