Nov 19, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science in Psychology is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of psychology.  Professional careers in the field of psychology typically require a master's degree or a doctoral degree, depending on the career path one is pursuing.  However, with an A.S. degree in psychology, one can often find a job in the following areas: crisis intervention, counselor's aide or assistant, case work, and mentoring.  An A.S. degree is often used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor's degree.  For example, with that degree, one could pursue work as a case manager, career counselor, rehabilitation specialist, or psychiatric technician.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History  Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature)  Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective  Credits: (7)

Psychology Electives


Choose two of the following Psychology courses:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career and Salary Information


Career Median Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Level with Master's or Ph.D
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (Bright Outlook) $136,100 $153,700
Clinical, Counseling, School Psychologist $61,300 $95,800
Psychology Teacher-Post secondary $50,300 $92,300
Marriage and Family Therapist (Bright Outlook) $34,100 $58,500
Mental Health Counselor (Bright Outlook) $30,000 $46,400
Psychiatric Technician $23,200 $30,700
Rehabilitation Counselor $20,100 $40,800

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Psychology Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Psychology Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

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