Psychology

Associate in Art

Living in a high-stress society leads to an array of mental, social and relationship problems. If you have a passion for helping people get through their tough times, then this is the program for you! Our Psychology option explores psychology, human behavior and contemporary societal studies. Students are exposed to liberal arts studies, interpersonal skills, creativity, civic awareness and diversity of though and people. Studies include a variety of academic disciplines and modes of inquiry.

Our Psychology option prepares students for advanced studies or specialization at a 4-year institution. Students who obtain an Associate’s Degree may pursue careers such as, but not limited to, correctional officer, home care aide, social work assistant, psychiatric nursing aide and psychiatric technician.

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    "Salem Community College offers the best support system for those who need it. The faculty and staff went the extra mile to assist me and reach my educational goals."

    -- Alyanna Cruz, graduating class of 2019

    Students have successfully transferred to:

    • Chamberlin University
    • Rowan University
    • Rutgers University
    • Stockton University
    • Wilmington University

    Students who complete the Social Science – Psychology, Associate of Art program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

    • Regulatory Affairs Managers
    • Compliance Managers
    • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
    • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
    • Mental Health Counselors
    • Rehabilitation Counselors
    • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
    • Healthcare Social Workers
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
    • Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Psychiatric Aides
    FIRST SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HIS101Western Civilization I3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    MAT-ELEC-3CR3 Credit Math Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $2,850.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HIS102Western Civilization II3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY111Human Growth and Development3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    SOC101Introduction to Sociology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    MAT-ELEC-4CR4 Credit Math Elective4$0.00$760.00$760.00
    Subtotal:$3,040.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    THIRD SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY212Educational Psychology and Assessment3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    SCI-ELECScience Elective4$0.00$760.00$760.00
    SOC-ELECSocial Science Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $3,040.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    POL102American Government3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY211Abnormal Psychology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    SCI-ELECScience Elective4$0.00$760.00$760.00
    HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $2,470.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost: $11,400.00*

    * - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.
    ** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.