Liberal Arts: Psychology Interpersonal Emphasis

Transfer Major

Department of Social & Behavioral Science
Founders 210 • Phone (215) 968-8270
Curriculum Code No. 1183

The goals of the Psychology - Interpersonal Emphasis major are to

  • provide a liberal arts experience with an emphasis in the theory and practice of psychology and communication;
  • prepare students for transfer to institutions offering bachelor's degree programs in psychology, organizational dynamics, business and psychology, health information management, public health, therapeutic recreation, and liberal studies-social sciences by acquiring knowledge of psychological theories, through the use of interpersonal and colalborative skills.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • describe major psychological theories that address interpersonal relations;
  • apply psychological principles to their own lives and to the lives of others; and
  • demonstrate effective communication and collaborative skills.

Degree Course Requirements

COMM105 Interpersonal Communications 3
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,3 3
COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge G,7 3
PSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness 6 3
PSYC105 Introduction to Group Dynamics G 3
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 5 3
Cultural Perspectives B 6
College Level Mathematics A,C,4 3
Psychology Electives D 6
Science E,4 8
Social Science F 3
General Electives H 12
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Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 5 3
COMM105 Interpersonal Communications 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Elective H 3
15

Second Semester

COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
COMM110 Effective SpeakingG,3 3
PSYC105 Introduction to Group Dynamics G 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
College Level Mathematics A,C,4 3
15

Third Semester

PSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness 4 3
Psychology Elective D 3
Science E,4 4
Social Science F 3
Elective H 3
16

Fourth Semester

INTG285 Integration of Knowledge G,7 3
Psychology Elective D 3
Science E,4 4
Electives H 6
16

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for inclusion within this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
C Select any of the following: MATH101, MATH115, MATH117, MATH118, MATH120.
D Select any PSYC course.
E Select any of the following: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL181, BIOL182, CHEM101.
F Select any of the following: ECON, GEOG, POLI, or SOCI course.
GCourse requires prerequisite.
HPre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.

>1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Mathematics or Science.
5 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
6 Satisfies Personal Health.
7 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement.

Students who do not seek the Associate of Arts Degree may earn the legend, "Major Requirements Satisfied", on their transcript by successfully completing all the courses listed in the major except: six credits in cultural perspectives, three credits in social perspectives, three credits in integration of knowledge and fifteen credits of undesignated electives. Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.