Psychology

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. Psychologists can be found doing a wide range of work, including counseling and therapy, research in the many subfields of psychology, and teaching; others can be found in private industry in human resources departments, focusing on psychology in the workplace.


Where It Will Take You

Students in this transfer program may continue their studies to obtain a bachelor's degree. These graduates look forward to such career options as career counselor, community support worker, family services worker, human relations director, marketing representative, laboratory assistant, etc.


Transition-Oriented Program

The associate of arts degree in pre-psychology at UC Blue Ash College is designed to provide the first two years of general education requirements for a future bachelor's degree in psychology. This program is coordinated with the bachelor's degree program in psychology for the Department of Psychology McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati.

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Contact Information

Behavioral Sciences Department
Phone: (513) 745-5655
Email: pre-psychology@ucblueash.edu

Program Details:  Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. Psychologists can be found doing a wide range of work, including counseling and therapy, research in the many subfields of psychology, and teaching; others can be found in private industry in human resources departments, focusing on psychology in the workplace.

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Quick Info

Program Code

28AA-PSYC

Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s)

Duration

2 years

Admission Criteria

Open

Location

Regional Campus

Department

Behavioral Science
Blue Ash College

Contact

9555 Plainfield Rd.
Blue Ash,OH  45236
Debra Frame
Email: pre-psychology@ucblueash.edu
Phone: 513-745-5655

Student Success Factors

Students of all types can be successful psychology majors. For those who are outgoing and enjoy helping people, social psychology and counseling classes are a good focus. For those who like to work alone and are mathematically oriented, taking classes that focus more on the biological aspects of psychology and behavioral statistics and research design would work well. Because psychology is a scientific field, with findings based on research, all students must master statistics and understand the research designs of studies in the field.

Ultimately, a degree in psychology prepares students to be critical thinkers. Businesses seeking college graduates without discipline specifications are well served by psychology majors who can examine behavior, apply concepts and theories, use the scientific method, understand statistics and write well.

Career Possibilities

Students in this transfer program may continue their studies to obtain a bachelor's degree. These graduates look forward to such career options as career counselor, community support worker, family services worker, human relations director, marketing representative, laboratory assistant, etc. The median salary for graduates with a bachelor's in psycholgy is $33,500, according to the February 2012 report from the National Associateion of Colleges and Employers.  To obtain licensing certification for private practice or to work as a psychologist (i.e. certified counselor) in education, business, clinics, etc., one must at minimum have a master's degree in psychology.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The associate of arts degree in pre-psychology at UC Blue Ash College is designed to provide the first two years of general education requirements for a future bachelor's degree in psychology. This program is coordinated with the bachelor's degree program in psychology for the Department of Psychology McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati. For more information concerning the bachelor's degree in psychology through UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, go to www.artsci.uc.edu/psychology, or e-mail the department at psych.dept@uc.edu.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Psychology

Predominant Program

    Fall (Year 1)
    • ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
    • PSYC1001, Introduction to Psychology, SS, 3
    • PSYC1010, Introduction to the Psychology Major, 1
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language, DC, 3 - 5
    • XXXXxxxx, Any College Level Math or STAT, QR, 3
    Spring (Year 1)
    • XXXXxxxx, Gene Ed SE or TI, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Gen Ed HU/Lit or FA, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Sociology elective (must be sociology), SS, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language, DC, 3 - 5
    • XXXXxxxx, History elective (must be history), HP, 3
    Summer (Year 1)
    • N/A
    Fall (Year 2)
    • ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
    • PSYC2001C, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I, QR, 4
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language (if needed), DC, 0 - 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Gen Ed HP, HP, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Gen Ed NS, NS, 3 - 5
    Spring (Year 2)
    • PSYC2002C, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II, QR, 4
    • XXXXxxxx, Gen Ed HU/Lit, HU, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language (if needed), DC, 0 - 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Gen Ed NS, NS, 3 - 5
    • XXXXxxxx, Free Elective, 3
    Summer (Year 2)
    • N/A

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Obtaining the associate pre-psychology degree from UC Blue Ash College allows a student to meet the general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree offered by UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences in a friendly, teaching-oriented atmosphere with small class sizes and individual attention. In addition, several of the upper-level courses for the bachelor’s degree may be offered on the Blue Ash campus and can be taken while completing the associate degree.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to all students with a high school diploma from an accredited high school or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to graduate and to advance to upper levels of study. High school students who are considering UC Blue Ash College should take either the SAT or ACT test for guidance and counseling.

Transferring to UC Requirements

Transferring to UC Blue Ash College
 

UC Blue Ash College has an open admission policy (although some programs within the college are selective admissions.) Transfer students must supply official transcripts from each previously attended institution. Credits are accepted from any institution currently accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies.  Credits transferred from another institution may not fulfill specific requirements for the degree.  An official evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges will be processed after the student’s file is complete.

Changing Majors Within UC

For current UC students who wish to transfer from one UC program to another:   

  • Fill out an Application for Change in College and Program.  http://admissions.uc.edu/content/dam/admissions/docs/Change_College_App.pdf
     
  • Submit the completed form to the college which offers the program into which you want to transition.
     
  • Students changing majors FROM other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.

International Student Requirements

International students wishing to apply to UCBA can find information at http://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps/international.html

Graduation Requirements

 

  • Complete all program requirements
  • Earn at least 60 semester credit hours (for an associate degree) This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least these minimum number of credit hours.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the UCBA residency requirement.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.

Students should see their advisor for specific information well in advance of their final term.

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash College admits students each term, so students can begin fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please consult the UC Blue Ash Admissions page for specific application deadlines for each term.  http://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps/apply-now.html

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.



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