Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1 
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1

Psychology, AS


The mission of the Associate of Science in Psychology is to prepare students with fundamental knowledge of the biological, environmental, and societal influences that affect various stages of development. The curriculum is designed to focus on establishing an understanding for human behaviors, thoughts, and emotional processes to promote the ability to apply psychological perspectives/theories to real-world experiences on a personal, professional, or cultural level.

Program Overview   

The Associate of Psychology program is designed for those qualified individuals who wish to gain formal academic education in the field of psychology.  The Associate of Science in Psychology program requires completion of 23 courses (95.5 total quarter credit hours). Students are required to earn a minimum grade of “C” in all coursework.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates completing the Associate of Science in Psychology program will accomplish the following outcomes:

  1. Understand the major concepts and theoretical perspectives that affect human behavior.
  2. Recognize and apply psychological principles and problem-solving skills to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  3. Identify and apply basic research methods.
  4. Articulate current professional issues and trends in the field of psychology.
  5. Develop effective verbal and written communication skills.

Admission Requirements

All students must minimally meet the requirements for general admission to South College. General admission to South College does not guarantee program admission. Program admission is not granted until the following is met.

  • Successful completion of 8 hours in the major curriculum at South College, earning the minimum grades required by the program.


The Associate of Science in Psychology degree program is offered at the Knoxville and Nashville campuses and Online.

AS Psychology Curriculum: 95.5 Credits

Area I - Core Curriculum: 50.5 Credits


Computer Literacy


  • Approved Humanities Elective: Credits: 4.5


Personal Development

Social Science

Written Communication

General Elective