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Psychology

Associate in Science (855)

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and the biological and mental processes that underlie behavior. Freshmen and sophomores who plan to major in Psychology are encouraged to complete additional foundation courses in science and math beyond those required in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) and to minimize the number of psychology courses taken.

Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.
Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Effective Fall of 2016, the associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM related majors.  As a result, the A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum.  Students pursuing education in social science should meet with an academic advisor. Individualized articulation sheets from some universities are available in the advising office. Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Amy Jakobsen, Professor of Psychology, 815/835-6324.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2017-18 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 68 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $8,364.00 $22,576.00 $25,976.00
Fees $798.00 $798.00 $798.00
Course Fees * $60.00 * $60.00 * $60.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,222.00 $23,434.00 $26,834.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.