2018-2019 Catalog (Current)


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

Why Choose Psychology? - Program Spotlight

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.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for an Associate’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Course above or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

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

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

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Psychology Requirements

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