Psychology Associate in Arts Degree
PROGRAM CODE: 2A03875
The Psychology Associate in Arts Degree provides students with a background that has both breadth and depth, and focuses on the science, theories and applications of psychology. This degree will give students an understanding of psychology that might be useful to their personal lives, careers outside of psychology, or future major and career in psychology. Coursework examines the biological and experiential factors that influence human behavior. Because of the scientific nature of psychology, most colleges require undergraduate psychology majors to take General Psychology, Statistics and a Research Methods class, and these three courses are the core requirements of the AA Degree in Psychology at Fullerton College, as well. These courses fulfill 11 of the 20 units required for this degree. An additional 9 units must be chosen from restricted electives. The 3 core courses, as well as the 3 (or more) electives will provide the opportunity for students to think critically about human behavior, to learn the diversity of human behavior and disorders, to learn how psychology affects us at different stages of life, and to apply psychology to real world situations or problems. NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a local CSU may also want to consider the Psychology AA-T Degree*. This degree requires 20 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.
|Required 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|
|Restricted Electives: (9 Units)||9|
|Select three of the following lists (A, B, C and/or D) and choose one 3 unit course from each list:|
|List A: (3 Units)|
|Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle||3|
|List B: (3 Units)|
|The Human Services||3|
|The Psychology of Adjustment||3|
|List C: (3 Units)|
|Honors Social Psychology||3|
|The Brain and Behavior||3|
|List D: (3 Units)|
|Cross Cultural Psychology||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.