Associate Degrees

Psychology | Psychology for Transfer

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

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.

Required core courses (12 units):

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

Plus 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 La Raza I

3 units PSYCH-222 Culture and Ethnicity in Social Psychology

3 units PSYCH-237 Psychology of Sports