The Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Online blends theory and practice in psychological science with coursework in the liberal arts. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire a broad range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, effective and interpersonal communication, research, diversity appreciation, global sustainability, and problem solving.
The AA in Psychology degree program is intended to enable students to acquire the foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies that can be applied towards entry-level employment, as well as providing the basis for continuation toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology for interested students.
The AA in Psychology degree program credits can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology degree program offered by Argosy University.
Program Learning Outcomes
The AA in Psychology degree program is designed to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Program Outcome One: Communications
Demonstrate college level skills pertaining to listening, reading, comprehension, speaking, and writing. Communicate psychological information proficiently in various contexts using technology professional standards and conventions as appropriate to the audience.
- Program Outcome Two: Research
Apply critical thinking skills to become informed consumers of research. Methodically access and select appropriate information from a variety of print and electronic sources, and utilize them responsibly to written and oral presentations.
- Program Outcome Three: Critical Thinking
Taking a critical approach, apply fundamental elements of the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes, and to evaluate scientific evidence for psychological claims.
- Program Outcome Four: Values
Justify the importance of ethical behavior in the science and practice of psychology and in interpersonal relationships. Recognize and describe the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity in society and the practice of psychology.
- Program Outcome Five: Knowledge Base of Psychology
Explain foundational concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology.
- Program Outcome Six: Application of Psychology
Apply psychological principles to rudimentary personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Program Outcome Seven: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Explain the importance of effective communication and apply those skills to develop strong interpersonal and organizational relationships.