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Degrees & Certificates in Psychology



Associate in Arts Degree

This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree and is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in psychology.

The Psychology transfer program provides students with the background in psychology and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or a Rend Lake College advisor for any additional requirements.

► Total = 66 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics 1 (3)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 1 (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • PSYC 2102 Child Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • PSYC 2103 Educational Psychology (3)
  • SPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

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SIUC Articulation

This articulation agreement allows students who complete an Associate of Arts degree in psychology at RLC to transfer seamlessly into SIU Carbondale’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in psychology. 

To meet the requirements of the agreement, students must earn a minimum of 64 credit hours at RLC with a GPA (grade point average) at or higher than a 2.0. Of these 64 credit hours, several specific courses must be completed and passed, including public speaking, rhetoric and composition, college mathematics, introduction to psychology, introduction to sociology, cultural anthropology, and elementary Spanish. Transfer students will then be required to complete 56 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level at SIU Carbondale to earn a BA.


Faculty & Staff

Dean of Liberal Arts
Phone Extension: 1790
Building: North Oasis
Office: 145
Administrative Assistant for Liberal Arts
Phone Extension: 1263
Building: North Oasis
Office: 134
Psychology Professor / Liberal Arts Division
Phone Extension: 1804
Building: North Oasis
Office: 142

Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts

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