2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 College 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.


Course ID Title Units
PSYC 44  * or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
MATH 10  * Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 1  or Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 1H   Honors Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2  * or Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSYC 2H  * Honors Research Methods in Psychology 3
List A: Select one (3-4 Units)
BIO 20   Introduction to Biology 4
PSYC 3  * Biological Psychology 4
List B: Select one (3 Units)
PSYC 7  * Developmental Psychology – Childhood Through Adolescence 3
PSYC 30  * or Social Psychology 3
SOC 30  * Social Psychology 3
SOC 1   Introduction to Sociology 3
PHIL 12   Introduction to Logic 3
List C: Select one (3 Units) Any LIST A or B course not already used.
PSYC 5  * Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 16   Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PSYC 21   The Psychology of Women 3
PSYC 33   Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 37   Abnormal Behavior 3
PSYC 125  Psychology of Aging 3



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


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