Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Psychology
For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
This pathway is 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, casework, 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.
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution. Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.
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