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Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology Admissions & Course Requirements, Argosy University - Dallas Campus

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Admissions Requirements

College Credits

High School Grade Point Average (GPA)

GED Test Scores**

Test Scores

College
Grade Point Average
(GPA)

Less than 24 transferable college credits (does not include AP, IB or credit by exam)

2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA

660 with no single test score below 145 or numeric score equivalent to 2.0 on old version

SAT combined score (verbal and math) of 870 or 800 on old version, or ACT composite score of 18

NA

24 or more transferable college credits with minimum GPA of 2.25 (does not include AP,IB or credit by exam)

Exempt from minimum High School GPA and/or test scores

2.0

Active duty service member or veteran with 3 or more years of active duty service (DD-214)

Exempt from minimum High School GPA, test scores and/or college GPA requirements

NA

Provisional Admission

  • Students who do not meet the admissions standards as described here may be provisionally admitted to Argosy University programs with specifications. See Undergraduate Provisional Admission in Section Five, Admission Policies.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

Other Admission Requirements

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form

Course List

General Education Curriculum Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AA in Psychology degree program are required to successfully complete fourteen general education courses (42 credit hours) distributed as follows:

  • 6 credit hours in academic and interpersonal skills1
  • 6 credit hours in communications
  • 6 credit hours in humanities2
  • 6 credit hours in social sciences3
  • 6 credit hours in natural sciences
  • 6 credit hours in mathematics
  • 6 credit hours in elective courses (which may be in any distribution area)
Notes

1To satisfy the Academic and Interpersonal Skills requirements, students are required to take ASP100 - Skills for Success and COM180 - Interpersonal Effectiveness during the first semester of attendance. Transfer credit is not accepted for either course. Exceptions to this policy may occur in the case of established course equivalencies with institutions that have a transfer or articulation agreement with Argosy University. Academic and Interpersonal Skills requirements are 3 credit hours at Argosy University, Twin Cities and are fulfilled by successful completion of COM180 Interpersonal Effectiveness. Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are not required to take ASP100 Skills for Success.  Arkansas residents who are enrolled in associate's degree programs offered through Argosy University Online Programs are not required to take ASP100 Skills for Success and COM180 - Interpersonal Effectiveness.

2Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are required to take 9 credit hours within the humanities category.

3Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities are required to take 9 credit hours within the social sciences category.

Psychology Core Requirements (18 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AA in Psychology degree program are required to successfully complete six psychology core courses (18 credit hours).

Psychology Core Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PSY101 - General Psychology
(3)

(3)

PSY212 - Career Choices in Psychology
(3)

(3)

PSY230 - Psychology in the Community
(3)

(3)

PSY250 - Writing in Psychology
(3)

(3)

PSY316 - Child and Adolescent Development
(3)

(3)

PSY381 - Abnormal Psychology
(3)

(3)

Psychology Core Requirements—18 Credit Hours