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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is a 60 unit program which provides lower division education to students planning to transfer to a local CSU with a similar major and major in Psychology. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (11 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PSYC001General Psychology3 units
Select one:

Experimental Psychophysiology
Honors Experimental Psychophysiology

4 units
4 units
Select one:

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units

Major Electives List A: Select one (3-4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL 010 and BIOL 010L must be taken together.

Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Biology Lab

3 units
1 unit
BIOL011Human Biology4 units
PSYC007Physiological Psychology3 units

Major Electives List B (or any List A course not already used): Select one (3-4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PSYC012Human Growth and Development3 units

Major Electives List C (or any List A or B course not already used): Select one (3-4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PSYC009Psychology of Women: A Multicultural Perspective3 units
PSYC017Introduction to Social Psychology3 units
PSYC025Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3 units
PSYC030Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse3 units

Total Major Units: 20-22 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Explain how psychosocial factors influence behavior and attitudes, and recognize the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Apply the scientific method and critical thinking skills to formulate valid hypotheses, operationally define constructs, and evaluate claims.
  • Analyze data by selecting the appropriate methods, accurately evaluate and interpret the results, and communicate the results including the proper use of tables and graphs.
  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Describe the anatomy and function of the major components of the nervous system, and the physiological basis of neuronal communication, including how drugs, stress, nutrition, interpersonal attraction, and other exogenous factors affect the function of the individual.
  • Specify how psychological principles are applied to real-life situations in business, industry, child-rearing, and social interaction.
Last Updated 7/19/23