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Social & Behavioral Sciences: Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T in Psychology) offers students a fundamental knowledge of the field of Psychology and the various branches including scientific and research methods, counseling, biopsychology, psychological development across the lifespan, mental disorders and the relationship to sociology.  Further students will gain the knowledge to apply psychological theories to their personal lives and current societal issues.

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T in Psychology) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T in Psychology) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Write an APA style research paper that reviews, synthesizes, and critiques psychological findings.
  2. Evaluate the major theoretical perspectives in the field of psychology, their historical contributions, and describe the research methodology associated with each.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the importance of multiculturalism in the field of Psychology.

 

Required Core Courses Units
MATH 115, Statistics 3
PSY 101, General Psychology 3
PSY 200, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 3
   
Required Electives A Units

Select 3 units from the following:

 
PSY 201, Biological Psychology 3
   
Required Electives B Units

Select 3 units from the following:

 
PSY 236, Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 244, Introduction to Counseling 3
   

Required Electives C

 

Select 3 units from the following or any course from List B not already used:

PSY 212, Human Sexuality 3
PSY 230, Social Psychology 3
PSY 232, Theories of Personality 3
PSY 233, Personal and Social Adjustment 3
PSY 234, Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 235, Child Psychology 3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
MATH 115, Statistics (CSU GE Area B4) 4
Course from GE requirement Area A2 3
Course from GE requirement Area C1 3
POLS 101 from GE requirement Area D & AIR 3
  Total 13
   
Second Semester Units
PSY 101, General Psychology (CSU GE Area D) 3
Course from GE requirement Area A1 3
Course from GE requirement Area A3 3
Course from GE requirement Area C2 3
*Electives 3
  Total 15
   
Third Semester Units
PSY 200, Intro. to Research Methods in Psychology 3
Required Electives B 3
Required Electives C 3
BIOL 102, Human Biology (CSU GE Area B2) 4
Course from GE requirement Area C 3
  Total 16
   
Fourth Semester Units
PSY 201, Intro. to Physiological Psychology (List A) 3
Course from GE requirement Area B1 3
Course from GE requirement Area E 3
HIST 107, 108, 109, or 110 from GE requirement Area D & AIR 3
*Electives 3-4
  Total 15-16
   
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major or foreign language.

Last updated: September 26, 2016