Associate in Arts Degree

Psychology 18 Units

An Associate in Arts degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses required for the major:

3 units   PSYCH 120                Human Sexuality

3 units   PSYCH 126                Child Development

3 units   PSYCH 130                Psychology of Personality and Growth

3 units   PSYCH 220                General Psychology

At least 6 semester units from the following:

3 units   PSYCH 118                Psychology of Individual and Group 
Behavior

3 units   PSYCH 122                Individual Adjustment

3 units   PSYCH 128                Life Span Psychology

3 units   PSYCH 132                Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3 units   PSYCH 140                Psychology of African Americans

3 units   LARAZ 141                Introduction to Psychology of LaRaza I

3 units   PSYCH 222                Culture and Ethnicity in Social Psychology

3 units   PSYCH 237                Psychology of Sports

 

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

Psychology……………………………20-21 Units

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to prepare a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology or similar major at a California State University (CSU). With the completion of the AA-T degree in psychology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skills that comprise the core content of the first two years of many bachelor’s programs in psychology. The AA-T in psychology is in alignment with the current mission of the college and the college’s strategic plan and initiatives.

Psychology is the systematic scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes, including cognition, emotion, sensation, perception and interaction. In pursuing the AA-T degree in psychology, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytical thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations and within health and human services, etc.

An AA-T In Psychology may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required core courses (11 units):

3 units    PSYCH 220 General Psychology

4 units    PSYCH 205B Research Methods in Psychology with Lab

4 units    MATH 164    Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Plus 3-4 units from List A:

3 units    PSYCH 150 Introduction to Biological Psychology

4 units    BIOSC 110   Introduction to Biological Science

Plus 3 units from List B:

3 units    PSYCH 122 Individual Adjustment

3 units    PSYCH 126 Child Development

3 units    PSYCH 128 Lifespan Development

or

any course from List A not already used

Plus 3 units from List C:

3 units    PSYCH 120 Human Sexuality

3 units    PSYCH 130 Psychology of Personality

3 units    PSYCH 132 Abnormal Psychology

3 units    PSYCH 140 Psychology of African Americans

3 units    PSYCH 170 Social Psychology

3 units    PSYCH 222 Culture and Ethnicity in Social Psychology

3 units    PSYCH 237 Psychology of Sports

or

any course from List A or List B not already used