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.
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.
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.
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.