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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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Psychology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
PSY 150 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
PSY elective 3
Social Science elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
PSY elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 4
Second Semester
MATH 220 3
PSY elective 3
Science elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeing a B.A. degree must demonstrate a third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.
  • World Perspectives electives:  FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PSI 202, SOC 201
  • U.S. Diversity electives: HRY 102, HRY 103, SOC 103, SOC 200, SOC 205
  • PSY electives:  PSY 160, PSY 170, PSY 180, PSY 190, PSY 250, PSY 260


Students who major in psychology find jobs in such human services 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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