Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
10/31/2016Cecil College
Proposal
A.A.Psychology with Statewide Designation12/30/2016Approved4/18/2017
Psychology with Statewide Designation Program Description
The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Psychology is designed to prepare students for careers in psychology, counseling, or a related field.  The program emphasizes the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes in animals and humans.  The field of psychology encompasses many areas, including research methods, social behavior, personality, human development, biological basis of behavior, consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation and mental health and adjustment.  The program will prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree in this discipline.  Graduates of the program will demonstrate knowledge in learning theory, cognition and memory; sensation and perception, as it relates to psychology; clinical and abnormal psychology and personality theory; social and developmental psychology and the use of basic statistics to test hypotheses and interpret results.