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