Focus Area: Psychology
This focus area is intended for students who plan to major in Psychology at a 4 year college or university, after completion of their associate's degree at St. Louis Community College. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College within this focus area is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.
Focus Area: Psychology Full-Time Academic Plan
This academic plan is a recommended sequence for this pathway. It serves as a general guideline to help you build a course schedule each term that supports your timely completion. The College has made every effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about your degree requirements.
Missouri Civics Examination. Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.
PLEASE NOTE: If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements. Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.
This academic plan is for students who intend to major in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3||Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079|
|PSY 200||General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)||3||Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079|
|SPA 101|| Elementary Spanish I (MOTR LANG 103)|
or Elementary French I (MOTR LANG 101)
or Elementary German I (MOTR LANG 105)
|MTH 160|| Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)|
or Precalculus Algebra with Support (MOTR MATH 130)
or Precalculus (MOTR MATH 150)
|3-5||MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading Proficiency|
|ENG 102||College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)||3||ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency|
|BIO 111||Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L) 1||4||Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079|
|SPA 102|| Elementary Spanish II (MOTR LANG 104)|
or Elementary French II (MOTR LANG 102)
or Elementary German II (MOTR LANG 106)
|4||SPA 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or 2 years of high school Spanish and Reading Proficiency|
|COM 101|| Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)|
or Small Group Communication (MOTR COMM 125)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
or Argumentation and Debate (MOTR COMM 220)
|3||Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency|
|MCE 100||Missouri Civics Examination||0|
|HST 101|| United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)|
or United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)
|3||Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079|
|PSY 205||Human Growth and Development (MOTR PSYC 200)||3||PSY 200 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency|
|GEO 103|| Environmental Geology (MOTR GEOL 100)|
or Earth Science (MOTR PHYS 110ES)
or Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)
or Biology of Human Health and Disease (MOTR LIFS 100D)
or The Biology of Human Sex (MOTR LIFS 100R)
or Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)
or ENG 231
| World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)|
or World Literature (MOTR LITR 200)
|3||Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079||This satisfies UMSL's cultural diversity requirement.|
|SPA 201|| Intermediate Spanish I|
or Intermediate French I
or Intermediate German I
|4||SPA 102 with a minimum grade of "C" or 3 or more years of high school Spanish, and Reading Proficiency|
|PSY 206||Introduction to Social Psychology||3||PSY 200 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency|
|Elective||3||See recommended elective listed below.|
|CORE 42 Elective||3||Choose any ANT, SOC, ECO, PSC MOTR course.|
|PSY 208||Abnormal Psychology||3||PSY 200 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency|
|Elective||3||See recommended elective listed below.|
|PHL 109||Bio-Medical Ethics||3||Reading Proficiency|
|Total Credit Hours||61-63|
If student is interested in the Bachelor of Science - Psychology, BIO 140, CHM 105, or PHY 111 are recommended for the lab science requirement. The science requirement must be from two different disciplines.
|CRJ 101||American Correctional System||3|
|CRJ 122||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 124||Criminal Law and Procedures||3|
|PSY 203||Child Psychology||3|
|or PSY 214||Adolescent Psychology|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)||3|
|SOC 202||Social Problems (MOTR SOCI 201)||3|
|SOC 203||Introduction to Criminology (MOTR CRIM 205)||3|
|SOC 211||Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence||3|
*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.
**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.