If you find the human mind fascinating and want to learn how it works, a career in psychology might be something to think about! Psychology offers many professional job opportunities, including correctional officer, human service or social work assistant, career advisor, guidance counselor, teacher, victim advocate, and many more. Iowa Lakes will start you on the path to a fulfilling and exciting career.
Earn your Associate in Arts degree in Psychology before transferring on to a regent university (University of Iowa, Iowa State or University of Northern Iowa) to complete your Bachelor of Science degree. Completion of the AA degree at Iowa Lakes will satisfy the required general education prerequisites at the regent of your choosing. Gain knowledge in introductory psychology classes as well as social science and human behavior courses.
By earning this degree, you'll have met the general course requirements for a specific major of a four-year institution and a transfer major recorded on your transcripts from Iowa Lakes. Requirements may vary among institutions so students should work with an advisor to become familiar with specific requirements of the institution which they plan to transfer.
To earn a Transfer Major Degree, a student must complete all required coursework of that specific major and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
A Psychology Transfer Major provides you with the opportunity to complete two years of your bachelor's degree at Iowa Lakes. You have a goal ... we have the plan. APPLY TODAY!
Students who plan to complete their general AA or AS and have a TRANSFER OPTION should contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer to assure that that core courses they take will transfer into their planned major.
- Students are able to communicate clearly, both written and oral using the correct medium.
- Students are able to support ideas with appropriate and adequate information.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory practices.
- Apply scientific inquiry/scientific method to answer questions about the natural world.
- Apply mathematical methods to solve real world problems.
- Evaluate the validity of mathematical solutions.
Social Science Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in written and oral communication.
- Students will critique the diversity of human experience, individually and collectively.
- Form an aesthetic and/or ethical judgement of specific examples.
- Use the language of the discipline appropriately.
- Integrate the technology necessary in the workplace environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing software application tools.
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(10 semester credits)
(5 additional semester credits)
Science Electives-Psychology Transfer
Mathematics Electives-Psychology Transfer
(3 semester credits)
Social Science Electives-Psychology Transfer
(6 semester credits from two areas)
Humanities Electives-Psychology Transfer
(3 semester credits)
(19-20 semester credits)
Psychology Requirements-Psychology Transfer
Plus Electives to Total 64 Semester Credits:
- May include up to 16 vocational/technical credits; do not include developmental courses or special needs courses.