The Social Science, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department offers a major in Psychology which will lead to an Associate in Arts degree. The program will enable students to transfer into Psychology programs at senior colleges. It will also prepare students for a competitive and evolving job market. An Articulation agreement between the proposed Psychology degree at BMCC and the B.A. degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College has been finalized.

Required Common Core

English Composition 6
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning1 3
Life and Physical Sciences2 3
Total Required Common Core 12


Flexible Core2

Creative Expression 6
World Culture & Global Issues 3
U.S. Experience in its Diversity 3
Individual and Society 3
Scientific World3 3
Total Flexible Core 18
Total Common Core 30


Curriculum Requirements

PSY 240 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 250 Child Psychology 3
PSY 230 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 260 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 265 Research in Psychology 3
  Choose 9 credits from the following:  
PSY 200 Social Psychology 3
PSY 210 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
PSY 220 Behavioral Statistics 3
PSY 230 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 245 Psychology of Women 3
PSY 250 Child Psychology 3
PSY 255 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 260 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 271 Foundations of Black Psychology 3
PSY 280 Cultural Psychology 3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3
XXX xxx Liberal Arts Elective 3
XXX xxx General Electives 6
Total Curriculum Credits 30
Total Program Credits 60

1 These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.
2 No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
3 Students are strongly advised to take PSY 100.

Please note, these requirements are effective the 2017-2018 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

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