Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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C.S. Mott Community College

Program Guide: Psychology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 130 4
Social Science elective 3
PSYC 281 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
PSYCH 285 or 288 or 290 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
PSYCH 282 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
PSYCH 286 3
MATH 150 4
Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Science electives must be selected from different discipllines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSYC course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 211, FREN 252, GEOG 142, HIST 151, HIST 152, PSCN 173, SPAN 282
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 154, HIST 155, SOCY 193, SOCY 292, SOCY 294
  • Students majoring in psychology should consider selecting a minor.


Students who major in psychology find jobs in such human service settings as mental hospitals, residential institutions for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, alcohol and drug abuse centers, juvenile correctional facilities, and vocational rehabilitation centers.

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