Catalog 2019-20 Addendum 
    Aug 09, 2022  
Catalog 2019-20 Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of General Studies (AGS) in Psychology

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Two-year Associate of General Studies Degree

For anyone hoping for a career in counseling, teaching, research, mental health and human services, business, human relations, parole and probation, career and school counseling, marketing, and many other careers, the KCC psychology program is a great place to begin. The versatility of this degree program is unmatched.

To earn the KCC AGS psychology degree, students must satisfactorily complete all the degree requirements. This includes a minimum of 90 total credits, 45 of which are general education, 29 technical core, and 16 elective credits.

In addition to expertise in a wide variety of psychological concepts, the curriculum is designed to help students achieve in-depth critical thinking, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and professional competency skills. Students will participate in the synergy of a cohesive program working together to achieve each of their educational, career, and life goals. Via visits from professionals in the field, field trips, and a wide variety other of hands-on experiences, students will gain real access to resume building volunteer, part-time, and potentially full-time satisfying career opportunities.

Students who complete the degree and wish to further their education will then discover the continuity that ties the KCC psychology program to other higher education institutions for seamless, no loss of credit, transfer options.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply psychological principles to individual and social issues.
  • Examine theories about behavior and mental processes.
  • Differentiate among psychological disorders.
  • Evaluate human behavior in the context of biology, human development, cognition, learning, psychoanalysis, and society/culture.

Program Requirements

The AGS psychology degree requires students to complete 90 credits, as follows:

  • General Education: 45 credits
  • Technical Core: 29 credits
  • Electives: 16 credits

Required Courses

Student Success


Health and Wellness


Arts and Letters

Students must complete two courses (6 credits) in this general education requirement.

Social Sciences

Students must complete two courses (6 credits) in this general education requirement. Recommended course: SOC 232 Death & Dying (3 credits).


Students must complete two courses with a laboratory (8 credits) in this general education requirement. Recommended courses: 

Arts and Letters Additional Course Options

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