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Associate of Arts to Park University

Associate of Arts Degree -- Transfer to Park University in Psychology

The Associate of Arts with articulated coursework is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at Park University.

The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employability, the AA is designed for transferability to a baccalaureate program.

To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:

Montana University System Core Requirements31
Computer Skills/Usage requirement3
Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences9
Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0

Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Concentration or Elective blocks, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $6,835
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $2,046
Total $9,017


Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.


I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Select one of the following:
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking +3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

M 121College Algebra **,+3

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
LIT 291Special Topics-Literature +3
LSH 201Introduction to the Humanities +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3
Fine Arts
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course) 

Select two of the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
BIOB 160Princpls of Living Systems/Lab **,+4
BIOB 170Prin Biological Diversity/Lab **,+4
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
CHMY 121Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 141College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+4
CHMY 143College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+4
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
NUTR 221Basic Human Nutrition +3
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4
PHSX 205College Physics I w/Lab **,+4
PHSX 220Physics I w/Lab **,+4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits 

Social Sciences
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits 

Select one of the following:
ANTY 101Anthro & the Human Experience +3
BMKT 242Intro to Global Markets +3
LSH 244American Cultural Values +3
NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
NASX 240Native American Lit (=to 340) (N) +3
SIGN 101Intro to American Sign Lang +3
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I +4
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II *,+4

Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits

Courses with an "N" behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +

III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits

CAPP 131Basic MS Office +3
OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.

IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 Credits

WRIT 201College Writing II *,+3

Students may choose coursework numbered 100 or above from any of the following discipline areas to complete the required 9 credits of coursework in arts, humanities, and social sciences: (ACTG) Accounting, (ARTH, ARTZ) Art, (ANTY) Anthropology, (BGEN, BMGT, BMKT) Business, (COMX) Communication, (ECNS) Economics, (EDU 221) Educational Psychology, (HSTA, HSTR) History, (LIT) Literature, (LSH) Humanities, (MUSI) Music, (NASX) Native American Studies, (PHL) Philosophy, (PSCI) Political Science, (PSYX) Psychology, (SIGN) American Sign Languages, (SOCI) Sociology, (SPNS) Spanish, and (WGSS) Women's and Gender Studies.


V. Electives - 17 Credits

PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **,+4

Students may choose coursework numbered 100 or above from any discipline area to complete the required 17 credits of electives. Please see your advisor in regard to elective credits that will transfer to an applicable major and/or minor at Park University


Outline for Completion of Bachelor of Arts Degree from Park University

I. General Education

Writing Competency Test -- P
Completion of two 4-hour elementary level modern language courses (103 & 104)8
OR the second 4-hour elementary level modern language course (104) and one 3-hour intermediate course (201)
OR one 3-hour intermediate course
EN 306Professional Writing in Discipline3
Electives **17-22

II. Core Requirements - 24 Credits

PS/SO 300Research Methods *3
PS/SO 307Statistics for Social Sciences3
PS 315Theories of Personality3
PS/SO 398Junior Seminar1
PS 404History and Systems of Psychology3
PS 406Experimental Psychology3
PS 407Field Placement in Psychology3
PS/SO 498Senior Capstone2
Select one of the following:
PS 388Learning and Motivation3
PS 408Cognitive Psychology3
PS 423Physiological Psychology3

III. Electives - choose a minimum of four of the following

PS 205Child Psychology3
PS 206Intro to Guidance and Counseling3
PS 221Adolescent Psychology3
PS 222:Adult Development and Aging3
PS/SO 301Social Psychology3
PS 302Tests and Measurements3
PS 303Career Counseling and Development3
PS 309Human Sexuality3
PS 317Psychology of Language3
PS 341Positive Psychology3
PS 358Applied Behavior Analysis3
PS 361Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PS 363Psychology of Sport3
PS 381Psychology of Gender3
PS 390Selected Topics in Psychology1-3
PS 401Abnormal Psychology3
PS 402Systems of Psychotherapy3
PS 403Special Problems in Psychology3
PS 405Independent Study in Psychology1-6
PS 410Social Influence and Persuasion3
PS 424Industrial and Organizational Psychology3


Up to 75 credits from Great Falls College MSU may be applied toward graduation requirements at Park University. Residency requirement of 30 hours at Park with 15 hours in major core.