Northwest Community College

Psychology Transfer Program

Mission | Faculty | Outcomes | Coursework

Mission
The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in Psychology at a four-year college or university as well as to foster a broad understanding of the field.

Faculty
Dr. Robert Beck, rbeck@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6386. 

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Identify the differences between explanatory and descriptive research methods.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of a number of descriptive research techniques.
3. Discuss and apply major concepts from a wide cross-section of the field; particularly research methods, physiology, memory, development and learning.
4. Identify the three major domains addressed in developmental psychology (cognitive, physical and socio-emotional) and present concepts germane to each domain.
5. Identify and articulate major concepts, issues, controversies, and competing theoretical perspectives pertinent to the psychology courses taken at the college.
6. Calculate measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, midrange), and measures of variation (range, variance, standard deviation).

Coursework
This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years.
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition - 3 credits​
MAT* Mathematics Elective- 3 credits​ ♦ higher than MAT* 137 (MAT* 167 recommended) 
PSY* 111 General Psychology I - 3 credits​
HIS* 101 HIS* 102 HIS* 201 HIS* 202 Western Civilization I OR
Western Civilization II OR US History I OR US History II - 3 credits​
ELECTIVE Art or Music Elective - 3 credits​
SEMESTER 2
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition - 3 credits​
PSY* 112 General Psychology II - 3 credits​
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology - 3 credits​
PHL* Philosophy Elective - 3 credits​
ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective - 3 credits​
SEMESTER 3
ELECTIVE Foreign Language I Elective - 3 credits​ ♦ The language requirement will be waived for any student who has completed 3 years of a single foreign language in which school with a grade of “C” or better. If the language requirement is waived, 6 credits in liberal arts courses will be substituted.
ECN* GEO* POL* Economics Elective OR Geography Elective OR
Political Science Elective - 3 credits​
PSY* Psychology Elective - 3 credits​

ELECTIVE Elective - 3 credits​ ♦  PHL* 112 Healthcare Ethics or HSE* 235 Professional & Ethical Issues in Human Services are recommended. 
ELECTIVE Laboratory Science Elective - 4 credits​
SEMESTER 4
ELECTIVE Foreign Language II Elective - 3 credits​ ♦ The language requirement will be waived for any student who has completed 3 years of a single foreign language in which school with a grade of “C” or better. If the language requirement is waived, 6 credits in liberal arts courses will be substituted.
PSY* Psychology Elective - 3 credits​
PSY* Psychology Elective - 3 credits​
ELECTIVE Laboratory Science Elective - 4 credits​
ELECTIVE Elective - 3 credits​ ♦ PHL* 112 Healthcare Ethics or HSE* 235 Professional & Ethical Issues in Human Services are recommended. 
TOTAL CREDITS 62