Associate of Arts & Associate of Science Transfer Degrees
Students who choose to fulfill degree requirements will be eligible to receive the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree or an Associate of Science Degree (AS).
Associate of Arts Degree
This is a traditional liberal arts education with a focus on arts and humanities, communication, or social sciences. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Psychology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at a four-year university. Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology focus on modern scientific psychology and the ways that people respond to changing social and physical environments. Career paths for Psychology BA degree holders include research, clinical practice, human services, counseling, and human resources. Students should note that graduate degrees are required for most professional positions in psychology. Because of different requirements at four-year institutions, it is essential that students discuss their degree plan with an advisor.
Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Psychology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology at a four-year university. Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology have added skills in math, sciences, and research. Career paths for Psychology BS degree holders include working with medical doctors, psychologists, brain researchers, and biologists. Students should note that graduate degrees are required for most professional positions in psychology.
Students interested in Psychology with plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree would follow one of these two recommended tracks.
If you are planning to transfer on to a 4-year university after graduating at Otero, view the Otero College Transfer Agreement. Each student should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information. Other transfer information can be found at The Colorado Dept. of Higher Education.