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 Contact Information

Chairperson:
Timothy Hack
Dept. Assistant:
Judy Robinson
Phone:
732-906-2590
Fax:
732-603-7049
Email:
HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location:
Raritan Hall

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

History & Social Science
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 Contact Information

Chairperson:
Timothy Hack
Dept. Assistant:
Judy Robinson
Phone:
732-906-2590
Fax:
732-603-7049
Email:
HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location:
Raritan Hall

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Liberal Arts - Psychology A.A. Degree

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. Learning about psychology will benefit you personally and professionally. Personally, you can apply knowledge learned to your own experiences and in your relationships. Professionally, the knowledge and skills you learn will help you effectively interact with others and engage in critical thinking, skills highly desired by employers.

At Middlesex County College, you can earn an associate’s degree, which provides you with the first two years of coursework toward the bachelor’s degree and will transfer well to most four-year institutions. A bachelor’s degree in psychology provides you with the background and skills for a variety of careers. You can earn your bachelor’s degree from Felician University on our campus or you can transfer to an institution of your choice. Many students use their psychology major to gain employment in fields such as:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Sales
  • Public Affairs
  • Service Industries
  • Health
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Programming

Upon completing this program you will be able to:

  1. Apply the methodology and analytical approaches of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and sciences, and the arts to the study of Psychology.
  2. Demonstrate a strong foundational knowledge in psychology as evidenced by discussing the key psychological theories, classic research studies, and recent trends in psychology.
  3. Locate, analyze, and synthesize empirical research studies to develop a review of the psychological literature for a given topic.
  4. Create written documents and presentations using APA formatting that are clear, well organized, and grammatically accurate.
  5. Evaluate the validity and ethics of research studies and psychological practices

SEMESTER I

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

SEMESTER 2

3

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 is recommended.   Students may elect to take a 4-credit GE Mathematics or Science Elective in consultation with an academic advisor.

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

3

Students should choose a Psychology course (PSY) that is not being taken to satisfy other requirements for the degree.  PSY 235 - Abnormal Psychology is recommended.

SEMESTER 3

3

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).

3

Choose one 3-credit Technology course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Technology (GE MST).

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

SEMESTER 4

3

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).

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as a General Education Social Science (GE SS).  SOC 121 - Introduction to Sociology or SOC 131 - Contemporary Social Problems are recommended.

3

Students should choose a Psychology course (PSY) that is not being taken to satisfy other requirements for the degree.  PSY 222 - Social Psychology or PSY 219 are recommended.

3

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

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Diversity (GE DIV).  PSY 163 - Psychology of the African-American or PSY 217 - Psychology of Women, or HED 200 - Human Sexuality & Family Life are recommended.

Total Credits: 60

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong foundational knowledge in psychology as evidenced by discussing the key psychological theories, classic research studies, and recent trends in psychology.
  • Apply foundational knowledge of psychology to the problems of daily living.
  • Locate empirical research studies, to identify and describe the various components of a research study, and to develop a review of the psychological literature for a given topic.
  • Engage in critical thinking as evidenced by the ability to evaluate the validity and ethics of research studies and psychological practices.
  • Create written documents using APA style that are clear, well-organized, and grammatically accurate.

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 is a broad-based program of study that exposes students to the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.  The study of the Liberal Arts empowers students for success in transfer and a career in the diverse, ever-changing 21st century workplace.  A Liberal Arts education equips students with invaluable employability skills including the ability to analyze and construct arguments, think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives.  The cross-cultural knowledge, problem solving, and research and information literacy skills prepare students for civic engagement, life-long learning, and professional success. 

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.

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Earn Your B.A. in Psychology on MCC's Campus

Middlesex County College graduates will now be able to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Felician University by taking classes on the MCC campus.

Middlesex graduates receive a 40 percent scholarship applied to full-time tuition, which is 12-18 credits per semester. Students may qualify for additional financial aid. The program is not limited to psychology majors, but non-majors must take Introduction to Psychology before starting the program and two specific electives during their first year.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our graduates to complete their psychology degree at a prestigious university without leaving the Middlesex campus,” said Brian Clemmons, dean of enrollment management at MCC. “In addition, Felician offers a combined B.A. and M.A. in psychology degree in which our graduates may be interested.”

Courses held at MCC are offered in the afternoon or evenings; students completing at least 15 credits per semester should be able to graduate from Felician within two years. The university also features a chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society; a study-abroad option; and independent research in the student’s senior year.

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