Would you be willing to complete a brief survey about our catalog system?

Start Survey
Close Button

History and Social Sciences

Liberal Arts - Psychology

Program Code: LAPSY.AA
Associate in Arts Degree

This program provides graduates a foundation for lifelong intellectual development and college transfer following associate’s degree completion. A Liberal Arts degree also develops a set of critical thinking skills students may use over the course of their professional careers.

Explore careers, salaries, and local job opportunities >

Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses for program completion.

The program in Psychology at Middlesex is both rigorous and flexible, offering a solid background for later career and educational choices. The Department offers a diverse curriculum with a range of courses in the major sub-disciplines of psychology, including personality, social psychology, human development, and abnormal behavior.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective acquired through the study of the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundational knowledge in psychology as evidenced by discussing the key psychological theories, classic research studies, and recent trends in psychology.
  • Locate, analyze, and synthesize empirical research studies to develop a review of the psychological literature for a given topic.
  • Create written documents using APA style that are clear, well organized, and grammatically accurate.
  • Evaluate the validity and ethics of research studies and psychological practices.
Contact the Department Chairperson

General Education Communication

OR

General Education History

Take one of the two-course sequences below.  Must take both courses in the chosen sequence.

AND

OR

AND

OR

AND

General Education Humanities

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM). Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

General Education Mathematics, Science and Technology

OR

3-4

A General Education (GE) mathematics or science course selected in consultation with an academic advisor.  If a math course is selected, MAT-124 - Statistics II or MAT-129 - Precalculus I is recommended.

General Education Social Science

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as a General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Liberal Arts Electives

3

Students should choose a Psychology course (PSY) that is not being taken to satisfy other requirements for the degree.

3

Students should choose a Psychology course (PSY) that is not being taken to satisfy other requirements for the degree.

3

Students should choose a Psychology course (PSY) that is not being taken to satisfy other requirements for the degree.

General Education Diversity Elective

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Diversity (GE DIV).

Divisional Elective

3

Choose one course from the following areas: AFS, AGD, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, CJU, COM, COR, CPT, DAN, DMA, EDU, ENG, FRE, FSC, GER, GLS, HCS, HED, HIN, HIS, IDC, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAD, MAT, MUS, PCP, PED, PHI, PHY, POL, POS, PSY, SCI, SOC, SPA, SPE, SSD and THE.

Health Education

Total Credits 64 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Timothy Hack, department chair 
Contact Phone: 732.906.2590
Contact Email: HSS@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/history-social-science/

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study the Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts education helps students develop strong and ordered minds as they explore the world’s collected wisdom in literature, history, mathematics, science, philosophy and the arts. It teaches them to recognize and construct arguments, to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives, and to have a sense of scholarship about the lives and events that have gone before. Liberal Arts emphasis on language helps students broaden their cultural perspective and become more aware of their own identity. Courses comprising a Liberal Arts education at Middlesex County College are the core of all liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. Students may select the general degree, the most flexible of all our Liberal Arts programs, or one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete required developmental coursework (if any), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may shorten the amount of degree completion time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Degrees & Certificates
Course Descriptions