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 CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS FEES TUITION TOTAL
    ENG101 English Composition I 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    HIS161 World History I 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    PSY101 General Psychology 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    HUM-ELEC Humanities Elective 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    Subtotal: $2,985.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS FEES TUITION TOTAL
    ENG102 English Composition II 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    HIS162 World History II 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    PSY111 Human Growth and Development 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    MAT-ELEC Math Elective 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    SCI-ELEC Science Elective 4 $0.00 $796.00 $796.00
    Subtotal:$3184.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    THIRD SEMESTER
    COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS FEES TUITION TOTAL
    ENG202 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    ETH200 Ethics in the Modern World 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    PSY212 Educational Psychology and Assessment 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    MAT201 Statistics 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    SOC-ELEC Social Science Elective 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    Subtotal: $2,985.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS FEES TUITION TOTAL
    HSC200 Standard First Aid and CPR 2 $0.00 $398.00 $398.00
    POL102 American Government 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    PSY211 Abnormal Psychology 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    HUM-ELEC Humanities Elective 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    OPEN-ELEC Open Elective 3 $0.00 $597.00 $597.00
    Subtotal: $2,768.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost: $11,940.00*

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