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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology AA

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Program Description

Do you want to understand why people act the way they do? Are you curious about the science behind the human mind and behavior? If you answered yes, then an Associate degree in Psychology might be right for you.

Through your pursuit of an Associate in Arts in Psychology, you will explore topics such as personality theories, social psychology, psychological disorders, motivation, learning, research, and more. Many students who receive an AA in psychology from Tulsa Community College transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their education. TCC works closely with several area colleges and universities to provide a seamless transition.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues.
  • Discuss the basic components of research methods and design.
  • Evaluate ethical standards of psychological science and practice.
  • Explain individual and cultural diversity and the interpersonal challenges that often result from diversity and context.
  • Express ideas in written format that reflect basic psychological concepts and principles.
  • Write using the APA style.
  • Interpret quantitative data from psychological findings.


Psychology is a very broad field. It has many subdivisions such as, health psychology, sports psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, and countless others. In psychology, there is something for everyone! Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services. 

Student Organizations

Take a break from studying and spend time with psychology students and faculty by participating in the Social Sciences club. For more information, ask any Social Sciences faculty or inquire at the Student Life office on any campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Psychology AA Program Map    

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list. One course must be a laboratory (L) science.

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23

Recommended Electives 8 hours

Select courses that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.  Courses from any of the following disciplines are recommended: Art, Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Human Services, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical Education activity classes do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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