Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret what constitutes valid research in the field of psychology.
  • Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures and the effects of cultural forces on human behavior and mental processes.

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Psychology degree opens opportunities in Mental and Social Health Services, Outpatient, Rehabilitation, Communication, Family Intervention Specialist, Social Worker, Early Intervention Specialist, Education.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I (Lec)  
BIOL 1108 Biology for Science Majors I (Lab)  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology  
BIOL 1309 Biology for Science Majors II (Lec)  
BIOL 1109 Biology for Science Majors II (Lab)  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development  
ELECTIVE Creative Arts  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
SOCI 1306 Social Problems  
ELECTIVE Literature Option in Language, Philosophy, and Culture  
Total   60

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


Steven J. Zani
Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies

Education Annex Building, Office 133


Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BA degree in Psychology at Lamar University


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