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Accelerated A.A. (Associate in Arts) with a pathway to a degree in Psychology

About the Program

Earn your degree fast. In just one year, you can earn your associate in arts a with a pathway to a degree in psychology. You'll study human behavior as you prepare for careers in:

  • Mental health services
  • Criminal justice and legal systems
  • Child-care/day-care centers
  • Substance abuse treatment centers
  • Governmental and/or privately operated vocational rehabilitation
  • Mental health facilities
  • And more

This is an ideal degree program for students wishing to explore careers in counseling, social work, or human services.

Advantage of the Degree

In addition to preparing for a career in a variety of fields in just one year, this degree option allows you to continue your education and pursue a bachelor's degree. Professional psychologists must continue their education beyond the graduate level, and this program is the perfect stepping stone to start your studies.

Skills You Will Learn

Along with a full slate of academic courses that pave the way for upper-division and graduate education, you'll study social and abnormal psychology, human sexuality, addiction, multicultural relations and communications, and more.

Classes You Will Take



General Education Requirements (36 credits)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENC1101 English Composition 1 3 credits
ENC1102 English Composition 2 3 credits
SPC1017  Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
PHI2604  Critical Thinking/Ethics 3 credits
PHI2010 Intro to Philosophy 3 credits
CLP1006 Psychology of Personal Effectiveness 3 credits
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
BSC1005 Biology 3 credits
PSC1515 Energy & the Natural Environment 3 credits
MAC1105 College Algebra 3 credits
STA2023 Statistical Methods 3 credits
CGS1060 Intro to Microcomputers 4 credits
Electives (24 credits)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ANT 2410 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
CLP2140 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
DEP2000 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
ISS1120 Social Environment 3 credits
PCO2731 Human Relations 3 credits
SOP2002 Social Psychology 3 credits
SOP2772 Human Sexuality 3 credits
SYG2000 Intro to Sociology 3 credits

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
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