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Pre-Psychology Pathway

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The Associate in Arts (AA) degree pathway is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions by providing a solid educational foundation through general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate in Arts degree at HGTC enables students to easily transfer to senior institutions within South Carolina.

Below is a recommended listing of courses which lay the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution and earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related program. 

For a full list of Associate in Arts degree requirements, please refer to the HGTC College Catalog.

If you are interested in the Pre-Psychology pathway please consult your academic advisor for assistance.

View all HGTC transfer opportunities.

Recommended Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 120 Probability Statistics 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
  TOTAL 16
Second Semester     
BIO 102 Biological Science II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Humanities/Fine Arts   3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  TOTAL 16
Third Semester     
ANT 101 General Anthropology 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
Other   3
Other   3
  TOTAL 15
Fourth Semester - Fall    
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 102 Marriage and The Family 3
  TOTAL 15