2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Psychology A.S.

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Tennessee Transfer Pathways TBR Community Colleges to Tennessee Public Universities
Community College Area of Emphasis: Psychology A.S. Degree


Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills
  • Write clear, well-organized documents.
  • Communicate effectively in personal and professional situations.
  • Know how to locate, evaluate, and use information sources.
  • Understand basic math and scientific terms/concepts and procedures/processes.

General Education Requirements

Humanities and/or Fine Arts - 9 Credits

(at least one course in literature)

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credits

History**** - 6 Credits

  • Any approved general education History course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved general education History course* 3 Credits

Natural Sciences - 8 Credits

Mathematics - 3 Credits

General Education Total - 41 Credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements

Psychology - 6 Credits

General Electives - 13 Credits

NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience 1 Credit

Area of Emphasis Total - 20 Credits

Total - 61 Credits


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

* This course is part of the general education core.

**Students transferring to UT-Martin should take a college algebra course.
***UT Knoxville students - a sequence of Western or World History is required 
****Students transferring to ETSU - a sequence in Biology is required
***** At UT Chattanooga, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology will be counted as electives and not major courses 



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