Psychology Transfer Program

Psychology focusses on the empirical student of mental and behavioral processes. Psychology courses are for those interested in human behavior, learning and memory, personality, emotional and social behavior, abnormal behavior and therapies. Our program will expose you to the breadth of psychological topics while encouraging you to pursue additional study.


The mission of the Psychology Department at South Suburban College is to offer an education that exposes students to both the breadth and depth of modern psychological science. We emphasize the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in order to both understand and improve the world we live in.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Psychology students will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological research
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Interpret, design and conduct basic psychological science and practice
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
  • Adopt values that build community
  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for Psychology

Courses offered are for those interested in human behavior, learning and memory, personality, emotional and social behavior, abnormal behavior and therapies.

This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in political science. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and program. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Minimum General Education (42)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9) 9
Select from Group II 9
Social and Behavioral Science (9) 9
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Select from Group III 6
Mathematics (3) 3
MTH 115
MTH 126
General Education Mathematics
Fundamentals of Statistics
Select from Group IV



Physical and Life Science (7-8) 7-8
Select from Group V (Must include one lab) 7-8
Area of Concentration/Electives (24-25) 24-25
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 204 Social Psychology 3
PSY 211 Human Growth and Development 3
Select from one of the following:
PSY 103 Psychology of Personal Adjustment 3
PSY 105 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 202 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 205 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 212 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY 220 Human Sexuality 3
Minimum for AS Degree 62