Psychology is the scientific discipline concerned with the study of behavior. Courses are designed to give students academic preparation in several areas of Psychology while concurrently providing material that can be usefully applied to their own lives.
TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Psychology are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Four-year graduates in Psychology are qualified for careers in probation, juvenile counseling, rehabilitation and several other fields in the private sector and in government agencies that relate to the helping services.
Psychology for Transfers
AA-T Degree Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior. The degree program allows students to utilize research methods; evaluate the credibility of research, theories and applications; understand the core fields, paradigms and theories; apply psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends to questions and issues in personal experience and contemporary society; and understand the ethical standards in academic and applied psychology.
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
- completion of the major requirements with grades of C or better; and
- certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
A.A. or A.S. Degree Learn all that you need to know to start a career in psychology with this degree program. Our Psychology program will give the basic knowledge of the field while preparing you for transfer. You will study the biological, cognitive, and social aspects of human behavior as well as the standard and experimental practices in the field. You can choose the emphasis or track that suits the career you are aiming for.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)
- Appraise the research methods used in the field of psychology
- Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of research, theories, and applications in the field of psychology.
- Differentiate the core fields, paradigms, and theories of psychology.
- Apply psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology to questions and issues in their own lives and in contemporary society.
- Describe and apply ethical standards in academic and applied psychology.