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Psychology for Transfer (AA-T)

This degree program is designed to present students with a broad base understanding of human behavior so that they may explore human thought and behavior, and various methodologies. Students completing this degree may be interested in pursuing careers in research, counseling, teaching, and other behavioral science professions.

The following is required for the AA-T in Psychology for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
PSY-120Introductory Psychology3
PSY-205Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY-215Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
or MATH-160 Elementary Statistics
List A
Select one of the following:3
General Biology I
Physiological Psychology
List B
Select one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Any course not selected above
List C
Select one of the following:3
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Human Sexuality
Any course not selected above
Units in the Major20
12 units may be double-counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Transferable Elective Units13/15
Total Units60