Skip to navigation

Psychology

Degree Type: Associate in Arts
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose Psychology?

The Psychology Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who intend to transfer into the B.S. in Psychology program at Ferris State University, or a related field. The Psychology Associate in Arts provides students with a solid base of psychological knowledge and its application. 

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they will be considered as first year students.

Graduation Requirements

The Psychology A.A. program at Ferris leads to an Associate in Arts degree.  Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, a minimum 'C' grade in all psychology courses, completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website and completion of a minimum of 60 credits.  

More Information 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Redker  
PHONE: 231-591-2576
EMAIL:  

Department of Social Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Psychology Requirements

Major - 6 Credits
Introduction to Psychology
3
Statistics for PSYC Sciences
3
Electives - 18 Credits
Select 6 Courses
PSYC-Exceptional Children
3
Psych Research Methods-Design
3
Lifespan of Human Development
3
Educational Psychology
3
Psych of Intprsl Relationships
3
Social Psychology
3
Indust-Organizational Psych
3
Psychology of Personality
3
Child Psychology
3
Psychology of Adolescence
3
Psychology Death and Dying
3
Intro to Forensic Psychology
3
Physiological Psychology
3
Sensation and Perception
3
Principles of Learning
3

University General Education

Communication Competence - 9 Credits
English 1
3
English 2
3
Choose one:
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
or
Small Group Decision Making
3
or
Argumentation and Debate
3
Scientific Understanding - 7 Credits
 
Only approved "Z" courses may count toward this category (one must be a lab course).
Quantitative Skills - 3 Credits
 
MATH 115 or higher or
 
MATH 115 or higher proficiency or
 
MATH ACT 24 or higher
Cultural Enrichment - 9 Credits
 Only approved "C" courses may count toward this category. 
One must be 200+ level
Maximum 3 credit hours of music and/or theater activities may apply.
Social Awareness
Only approved "S" course may count toward this category
6 Credits may be achieved in Major
Foundations course
Second subject area course
One must be 200+ level
© Ferris State University | 1201 S. State Street, Big Rapids, Michigan USA | 49307 | Main Switchboard (231) 591-2000 • Non-Discrimination