• Psychology


  • Catalog Year 2017-2018

    The discipline of psychology encompasses the understanding of individual human behavior in the context of our social, cultural and physical environment. Psychology is inherently interdisciplinary as it adheres to the scientific method in its approach and explores fundamental questions concerning human motivation and values.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Describe the field of psychology and psychological knowledge involving and including the scientific method, statistical principles and social aspects of behavior
    • Describe the relevance of psychological knowledge regarding interpersonal relations and society

    The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a psychology degree at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options in the printed catalog.

    Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

    Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

    Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    PSY201 General Psychology 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    First-year Modern Language elective1 5
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    16-17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
    PSY202 General Psychology 4
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    First-year Modern Language elective1 5
    18
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    First-year Modern Language elective1 5
    Oral Communication requirement2 3-4
    Social Science requirement4 3-4
    Elective6, 7 3
    14-16
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH243 Statistics I 4
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    Lab Science requirement5 4-5
    Elective6, 7 3
    14-16
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH244 Statistics II 4
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    Lab Science requirement5 4-5
    Social Science requirement4 3-4
    14-17
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Health and Physical Education requirement2 3
    Lab Science requirement5 4-5
    Electives6, 7 6
    13-14

    1 First year language electives may be satisfied with the following course sequences: ASL101-103, FR101-103, GER101-103, JPN101-103 and SPAN101-103.
    2 This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer degree; see degree requirements for course options, page 10.
    3 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: PHL201-203, COMM114, R210, ENG104 or ASL201-203, JPN201-203, SPAN201-203. NOTE: Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-203 or equivalent) before graduation from their transfer school.
    4 Suggested courses to fulfill social science elective requirements include: ANTH101-103, PS200 or any PS course that fulfills AAOT requirements, SOC204-206.
    5 Suggested course sequence to fulfill lab science requirements is BI101-103.
    6 Suggested courses to fulfill elective requirements include: ANTH101-103, PS200 or any PS course that fulfills AAOT requirements, PSY101, PSY151, PSY214, PSY216, PSY237, PSY239 or SOC204-206.
    7 A minimum of 90 credits is required to complete an MHCC degree.

    Transfer Schools’ Web Links

    Eastern Oregon University - Psychology Department at EOU
    Oregon Institute of Technology - Applied Psychology at OIT
    Oregon State University - Psychology at OSU
    Portland State University - Department of Psychology at PSU
    Southern Oregon University - Psychology at SOU
    University of Oregon - Department of Psychology at UO
    Western Oregon University - Behavioral Sciences at WOU