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Effective Date: 8/1/2015 - 8/1/2016

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate AS TO BA IN PSYCHOLOGY (OPTION B) degree at Northern Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

Semester 1Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) or COM 252 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
CIT 105 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
STA 220 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
QR/NS Course 3
Humanities Course 3
NS Course 3
PSY 230 (3) 3
PSY 223 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
QR/NS Course 3
WGS 200 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
PSY 297 (3) 3
PSY 298 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

Student can test out of CIT 105. If so, an additional elective may be needed to meet the total credit graduation requirements at both institutions.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements

1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Semester 5Credit Hours
Elective 3
PSY 210 (3) 3
PSY 210L (2) 2
PSY 210R (1) 1
PSY 340 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
PSY 305 (3) 3
PSY 337 (3) 3
PSY Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
PSY 338 (3) 3
PSY 311 (3) 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

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