The Psychology degree program requires the completion of 27 credit hours of Psychology courses, and other related courses. Program requirements (PDF)
In general, this is an associate's degree program that lasts 4 semesters. While many students at the community college level are unable to complete a degree program in 2 years, our Psychology program offers its core courses during both the 8-week summer term and the 4-week summer term, during the interim terms, and as a 4-week weekend class. This flexibility enables students to complete the program requirements more quickly and conveniently.
What is required of a student?
The Associates in Arts in Psychology degree program requires students to complete all 39 credit hours of the general education requirements necessary for all degree programs. The Psychology program has 3 required core courses and 10 elective Psychology courses that students can choose from to meet the 27-hour minimum requirement. At the completion of this program students should be able to apply these concepts to everyday life situations, as well as exercise and expand critical thinking and communication skills to engender life-long learning, and thus amplify fulfillment in their personal and professional relationships.
What happens after graduation?
Many of our graduates continue their educational journey on the baccalaureate level by transferring their degree credits to a 4- year college or university. Some of those students pursue a graduate degree as preparation for a career in Psychology. Others find their niche in the ever-changing work world, utilizing the knowledge and skills they acquired in the RSC Psychology degree program to make their contributions to the community and to society at large.
Why choose the Rose State College Psychology program?
We have a well- qualified full-time and adjunct faculty, most of whom have Ph.D.’s in various specialties in Psychology. This faculty is also diverse in terms of race, gender, and age, and they create a learning environment that is both inclusive and stimulating. The faculty members are accessible, friendly, student-centered, and vested in students’ success.
Our class sizes are small allowing students to have more one-on-one time with the professor. Also, small classes afford the opportunity to interact with the professor and with other students during class discussions common in Psychology classes at Rose State.
All of our courses transfer to other colleges and universities.
The building where Psychology classes are held has an elevator, a convenience for disabled students.
The library has an up-to-date collection of Psychology titles, helpful when selecting reference materials for term papers.
The college provides tutors in Psychology, assistance to students with disabilities that prevent them from reading exams or utilizing the technology offered by the college, a career exploration assessment program, and Psychology oriented self-improvement workshops.
Finally, the cost is an enticing factor. Price alone is not a reason to select a college, but the low cost per credit hour and the quality of education provided by our faculty certainly make Rose State appealing as an economical college of choice.