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Psychology Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward the Associate of Arts in Psychology.  This degree (with continued education at a four-year university) prepares students for careers in counseling, human resources, industrial organization psychology, and research. These courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer 36 (general education) or as applicable to a psychology-related major.  There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order.  For more information on these programs, go to the degrees page. , opens in a new window

Tier One Credit Pathway

Either HIST 1010 or HIST 1050:

Course: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- English & Oral Communication

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication

Either American History II or Western Civilization II:

Course: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilization II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social & Behavioral Sciences
Course: PSYC 2010 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Human Growth & Development
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: PSYC 2050 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
1 Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OT36 courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OT36 and TAG label.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer WritePlacer=>5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading score >= 250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score =>22 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning score =>263). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 College-level placement in English (see footnote 2 above) and ACT mathematics placement score >= 21 or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of >=58 or Accuplacer NextGen Advanced Algebra >=237.
5 Prerequisite for English Composition II is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.
6 Successful completion of PSYC 1010 is the prerequisite for these courses.