Psychology Liberal Arts Transfer Major

Psychology is both a science and a profession. Regardless of your specific career plans, study in Psychology will develop your critical thinking and interpersonal skills and broaden your understanding of research, ethics, and human behavior. Graduate study in this field will further enhance career opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Counselor or therapist
  • Human resource professional
  • School psychologist
  • Market researcher
  • College educator
  • Sports psychologist

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Education
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government
  • Business
  • Health
  • Research

The American Psychological Association provides additional information on careers and subfields of Psychology.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Psychology Transfer Courses
BIO-105 Introductory Biology -OR- E 4 $814.00
BIO-112 General Biology I -OR- 4 $819.00
BIO-113 General Biology II -OR- 4 $819.00
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology -OR- E 4 $854.00
BIO-166 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology -OR- E 4 $834.00
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4 $817.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $603.00
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics -OR- O E 3 $603.00
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy O E 3 $603.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3 $603.00
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3 $603.00
PSY-251 Social Psychology 3 $603.00
Total Credits 19

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics — B. Physical Sciences 3
II. Humanities — A. Western Civilization 3
II. Humanities — B. Humanities 1. Literature and Fine Arts -OR- 3
II. Humanities — B. Humanities 3. Non-Western Cultures 3
III. Social Sciences — B. American Society 3
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VI. Elective Courses — A. Required Elective Course 1
VI. Elective Courses — B. Suggested Elective Courses 18
Total Credits 43

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Patty Crowe-Rubino
Black Hawk Hall 116
319-296-2329 ext.1216
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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