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Psychology, A.S.

Associate of Science
Northern Virginia Community College

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a BS or B.A. degree in psychology.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Degree
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Northern Virginia Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Electives should be chosen carefully to meet the requirements of transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selections rests with the student.  The program is designed to transfer especially well to George Mason University.
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Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education are considered to have fulfilled NOVA's SDV requirement. Any other course transfers are evaluated based on the student's transcript, https://www.nvcc.edu/cro/transfercredit/index.html

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning NOVA strives to provide students with opportunities to receive credit for prior learning while still maintaining the integrity of our academic programs. Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional. ways; https://www.nvcc.edu/prior-learning/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Northern Virginia Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
43891
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. In fact, NOVA has guaranteed admission agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities for students who meet specific requirements.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of program placement.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.nvcc.edu/gaa/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Hollins UniversityBA in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Hollins UniversityBS in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Psychology/Social WorkAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Arts in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Arts in Psychology - OnlineBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in PsychologyAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBA in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityPsychology-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Computer Science (697-02)AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Social Science, Major in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Addiction StudiesBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Applied PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Life ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Pre-Graduate SchoolBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Urban PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryPsychology - Bachelor of ArtsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
William & MaryPsychology - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Psychology (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization in Psychology Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in PsychologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
19-3039.03Clinical NeuropsychologistsAssess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3033.00Clinical and Counseling PsychologistsAssess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
19-3032.00Industrial-Organizational PsychologistsApply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training, and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
19-3039.02NeuropsychologistsApply theories and principles of neuropsychology to evaluate and diagnose disorders of higher cerebral functioning, often in research and medical settings. Study the human brain and the effect of physiological states on human cognition and behavior. May formulate and administer programs of treatment.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.00Psychologists, All OtherAll psychologists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-1066.00Psychology Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
19-4061.00Social Science Research AssistantsAssist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations