Associate of Arts in Psychology – Transfer Pathway


Program Description

Associate of Arts in Psychology – Transfer Pathway

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathway, which may provide you with the necessary coursework for transfer to a four-year college or university.

All colleges and universities have general education requirements that are specific to their own institution. This is why it is critical to first check with your selected transfer institution to confirm the transferability and applicability of specific courses you choose to take at LCCC. Taking as many of your required courses here at LCCC will usually result in substantial financial savings.


This transfer example is specific to Cleveland State University, where they require courses in Western, Non-U.S. and Social Diversity in the Arts & Sciences and Social Science areas. Not all institutions will have requirements that mirror these areas. The courses noted below will likely transfer, but whether they will be applicable to a specific requirement at a different institution will be decided by that institution.

First Year

First Semester

  • ENGL 161 – College Composition I (3 credits)
  • PSYH 151 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • MTHM 168 – Statistics (3 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities Elective (3 credits)-See LCCC Transfer Module for guidance*
  • Social Science Non-U.S.- GPHY 151 – Human Geography (3 credits)
  • SDEV 101 – College 101 (1 credit)

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • SDEV 101 – College 101 (1 credit)
  • ENGL 162 - English Composition II (3 credits)
  • PSYH 251-Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities Non-U.S. – ARTS 243, 244, 245, or ENGL 253, or HUMS 261, 262, 271, or MUSC 262, or PHLY 161, or RELG 181 (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Elective - (3/4 credits) *
  • Social Diversity-PSYH 275-Psychology of Gender (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15/16

Second Year

First Semester

  • PSYH 261 – Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYH 263 – Personality Theories (3 credits)
  • PSYH 271 – Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)
  • Foreign Language I – (4 credits) **
  • Arts/Humanities Elective (3 credits)-See LCCC Transfer Module for guidance*

Total Credits: 17

Second Semester

  • PSYH 257 – Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYH 272 – Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYH 276 - Professional & Career Issues in Psychology (1 credit)
  • Natural Science Elective w/ LAB – (4 credits)*
  • Foreign Language II – (4 credits)**

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits Associate of Arts Degree=64/65

Note: *If you are planning to enroll in the LCCC-CSU Bachelor’s in Psychology Partnership Program, you must consult with a CSU Advisor for general education electives noted above. **Consult with CSU Advisor regarding foreign language requirement guidelines

>> The program is a suggested series of courses for a student interested in transferring to a university to receive a Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology. Students completing this curriculum will receive an Associate of Arts Degree from Lorain Country Community College and will complete the Ohio Transfer Module. Students are urged to select elective courses in consultation with an LCCC Advisor as well as an advisor at the institution where they intend to transfer.


Tuition and Costs

How much does it cost to attend LCCC?

Many factors are considered when determining how much it costs to attend college.

When determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid, many factors are taken into account including enrollment status, residency status, dependency status, cost of attendance, etc. A student’s Cost of Attendance for financial aid determination includes directly billed expenses (tuition and fees) and “indirect” expenses for items such as books, supplies, transportation to and from campus, normal monthly household expenses and a small amount for personal expenses. These amounts are estimated per year at LCCC as:

  • Tuition and Fees:
    • Lorain county resident: $134.04 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-county resident: $159.22 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-state resident: $310.79 per credit hour.
  • Books and supplies: $ 350 – $1,500
  • Transportation: $ 1,000 – $1,600
  • Monthly Household expenses: $ 2,200 – $3,800
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $ 1,000

Where laboratory, special facilities or services are required to accommodate instructional needs, a special fee may be assessed.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years. Read less