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Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Arts


The AA degree in Psychology provides a solid beginning for students interested in pursuing a major or minor baccalaureate degree in psychology at a four-year institution. The program offers a strong introduction to psychology and a varied selection of courses in the psychology area.

By completing the general education requirements and building a concentration of courses in psychology, this program will prepare students for a seamless transition to a four-year institution.

You will want to consult your advisor at the college or university to which you intend to transfer to select courses that will satisfy their degree requirements.


Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.


Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 63

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Completion of Associate of Arts degree requirements AND

ENG:106 Composition II 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0
PSY:111 Intro to Psychology 3.0
PSY:251 Social Psychology 3.0
* Biology Elective(s) 4.0
* Computer Elective 3.0
  Psychology Electives (transfer-level) 16.0


Biology Electives: BIO:112; or BIO:157; or BIO: 165 and BIO:167
Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212
Recommended Electives: CHM:110, CHM:111, PSY:269


Employment Information:

This program will prepare you to enter the workforce in local businesses or transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in psychology or related area.


Additional Information:


Douglas Binsfeld
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207