Psychology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
PROGRAM CODE: 2A30885
The Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer, also called the Psychology AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in psychology. Students earning the Psychology AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Psychology major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 20-22 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework. There are no additional graduation requirements. The scientific field of psychology examines the psychological, cognitive, biological, social and cultural factors that describe, explain and influence behavior. The Psychology AA-T Degree provides students with a background that has both breadth and depth, and focuses on the science, theories and applications of psychology, with an emphasis on CSU transfer requirements. This degree will provide students with an understanding of psychology that prepares them for transfer to CSU and a future degree in psychology, a career outside the field of psychology, and an understanding of behavior that is beneficial to one’s personal life and professional career outside psychology. This degree requires 20-22 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.
|Required Core Courses (11 units):|
|PSY 101 F||General Psychology||3|
|or PSY 101HF||Honors General Psychology|
|PSY 161 F||Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science||4|
|or PSY 161HF||Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science|
|PSY 202 F||Research Methods in Psychology||4|
|or PSY 202HF||Honors Research Methods in Psychology|
|List A (3-5 units):||3-5|
|The Brain and Behavior||3|
|Principles of Biology||4|
|List B (3 units):||3|
|Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle||3|
or PSY 251HF
|Honors Social Psychology|
|List C (3 units):||3|
|Any course from List B not already used. Or,|
|Cross Cultural Psychology||3|
|The Human Services||3|
|Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination||3|
Outcome 1: Identify why psychology is considered a science.
Outcome 2: Identify appropriate statistical tests to be conducted on data for specific types of research studies.
Outcome 3: Summarize and critically evaluate research articles as well as information presented in the popular media.