Psychology - Associate in Arts for Transfer
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, including cognition, emotion, sensation, perception, and interaction. In the 21st century, psychology is moving rapidly as an integrative, multidisciplinary science. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic 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.
The Associate in Art in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) degree meets the lower division course requirements necessary for the California State University (CSU) system.
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (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 acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a “pass/no pass” basis.
Program Leaning Outcomes
- Describe and interpret various theoretical approaches in the field of Psychology
- Analyze applications of psychological principles and practices
- Select and employ relevant research techniques to obtain knowledge and solve problems
- Identify and critique trends and issues in contemporary society related to the field of psychology
- Evaluate psychology as a discipline in the social sciences
A.A.-T Major Requirements
|MATH 063||Elementary Statistics||3|
|PSYCH 010||General Psychology||3|
|PSYCH 022||Research Methods in Psychology||3|
|PSYCH 031||Biological Psychology||3|
|Select one course:||3|
|Select one course not already used in List B or one course from List C:||3|
|Psychology of Stress Reduction|
|Psychology of Women|
|Personal Growth and Adjustment|
Consult with a counselor to determine if course may also be applied towards CSU GE or IGETC for CSU pattern.
A.A.-T Degree Requirements
|CSU GE or IGETC for CSU||37 -39|