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PSYCHOLOGY (AA TO BA)

Effective Date: 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate PSYCHOLOGY (AA TO BA) degree at Western 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
DLC Elective 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
Heritage Course 3
SB Course 3
STA 220 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 3Credit Hours
PSY 213 (4) 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allow KCTCS graduates to transfer AA coursework from KCTCS into the Psychology program at WKU.

The general major in psychology requires a minimum of 31 semester hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor or second major is required. At least half of the program must be in upper division courses (numbered 300 or above). The psychology general major is restricted to students with a minimum composite ACT of 20 (or equivalent SAT) or a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 after 30 plus hours.

Required courses are PSY 100 (PSY 110) (with a C or better), 210/211 (PSY 213), 313, 481, and MATH 183 (STA 220) (recommended) or another mathematics course (excluding MATH 109) that satisfies the mathematics Colonnade Program requirement must also be completed, as well as the indicated number of hours from each of the following categories. A “C” or higher is required in PSY 100, 210, and 211. In addition to program requirements, students must meet WKU graduation requirements.

Those with questions about the WKU Psychology program may contact:
Department of Psychology
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 270-745-2695
Email: psych@wku.edu


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
PSY Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
PSY 313 (3) 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
PSY 481 (3) 3
PSY Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
PSY Elective 3
PSY Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Psychology program may contact:
Department of Psychology
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 270-745-2695
Email: psych@wku.edu


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