May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology - A.S. (TTP)

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For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

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.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01


General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Psychology Electives

Choose two of the following Psychology courses:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


1All Psychology AS freshmen entering Vol State Fall 2020 or later that have not completed at least 15 college-level credit hours with a 3.0 or higher inclusive GPA must take FYEX 1030 and 1040.

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16.5)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16.5)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

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