2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer


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The curriculum in the Psychology program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer by providing the necessary breadth in the field, an introduction to the methods used, and the ability to complete both major preparatory coursework for psychology along with courses required for general education. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  • Differentiate psychology from pseudoscience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic research methods for gathering and evaluating data.
  • Apply the principles of psychology to the diverse world in which they live.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

List A: Select one (3-4 Units)


Total Units for the Major: 19


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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