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 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 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.