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Programs of Study

Social & Behavioral Sciences


Degree Type: AA

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 14 SCH

ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
PSYC 1100 - Learning Framework
BIOL 1408 - Biology for Non-Science Majors I

Second Semester - 16 SCH

ENGL 1302 - Composition II
HIST 1302 - United States History II
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
BIOL 1409 - Biology for Non-Science Majors II

Third Semester - 15 SCH

SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development
SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
ENGL 2331 - World Literature

Fourth Semester - 15 SCH

DRAM 1310 - Introduction to Theater
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology
COMM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication
SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II

Marketable Skills

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.
Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Teamwork: Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.
Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret what constitutes valid research in the field of psychology.
  • Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures and the effects of cultural forces on human behavior and mental processes.

High School Endorsements

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Transfer Path / Requirements

For Texas A&M Commerce

  • A student completing the PJC curriculum is considered Core complete at Texas A&M Commerce.
  • No more than 60-66 sch from PJC will be applied to a bachelor degree at TAMU-Commerce.  Another 60 or more must be completed at TAMU-Commerce.
  • For the Psychology major, thirteen advanced courses are required by TAMU-Commerce: Psychology Core courses, plus Psychology Natural Science Core, Psychology Social Science Core, Psychology Development Core, Psychology Applied Core, Psychology Special Topic and Psychology Independant Study.

Career Opportunities

Teacher    management analyst; Victim advocate; market research analyst; Community service manager; Administrative service manager; Health educator; School psychologist; Public relations specialist; Counselor; Social worker; Clinical psychologist; Family intervention specialist; Industrial/Organizational psychologist; Qualified intellectual disability professional; Developmental psychologist; Early intervention specialist; Social psychologist; Human resources specialist; Experimental/Research psychologist.