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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Psychology, Associate of Arts


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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. Students of psychology learn about a variety of topics including nervous system function, human development, learning, memory, the role of the mind in physical health, and individual behavior in social contexts.

This two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Psychology from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from a 4-year college or university.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time.
  • This program can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Main, Montoya, Rio Rancho, South Valley or Westside Campuses.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

 

  • Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.

Career and Educational Opportunities

This two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Psychology from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

 

  • Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.

Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM psychology department.

NOTE: Psychology minors at UNM complete PSY 1105 Introduction to Psychology  and any 5 other psychology courses for a total of 18 credit hours, and 2 of those courses (6 credit hours) must be taken at UNM. Therefore, up to 4 total psychology courses (12 credit hours), selected from any psychology courses offered at CNM, can be applied toward graduation requirements for a psychology minor at UNM.

Employment Opportunities

Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in psychology and related fields from the American Psychological Association.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Term 2


Term 3


Term 4


Associate of Arts in Psychology 60-61 credit hours


This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Psychology. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four-year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

Program Approved Electives


Choose from the following list of courses:

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