Psychology AA-T - Active
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Approval: November 2012
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is designed to prepare students who wish to transfer to pursue studies in psychology. It is STRONGLY advised that potential majors meet with the Behavioral Sciences Chair to discuss educational goals, course options and transfer issues.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Students who wish to earn the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) must complete 60 CSU transferable units with at least a 2.0 grade point average. This must include the units required for full completion of the IGETC or CSU GE curriculum and the units for the major as specified below. Each course in the major must be completed with a grade of ‘‘C’’ or better. Courses used to meet the major requirement may also be used to meet IGETC or CSU GE requirements.

Assuming students start this AA with transfer‐level math and English eligibility, the minimum time for completion is 4 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units completed per semester. 

Courses Required for the AA-T in Psychology
Course Units
Required courses:
PSYC 1 - General Psychology 3.00
PSYC 1B - Biological Psychology 3.00
PSYC 2 - Research Methods 3.00
Total: 9.00
Choose one of the following statistics courses:
PSYC 5 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 5.00
MATH 80 - Probability and Statistics 5.00
Total: 5.00
Choose one of the following courses:
BIO 9 - Human Biology 4.00
BIO 11 - The Science of Living Organisms 4.00
ENGL 1B - Writing about Literature 4.00
ENGL 1C - Writing about Nonfiction 4.00
Total: 4.00
Choose one of the following courses:
PSYC 4 - Forensic Psychology 3.00
PSYC 9 - Psychology of Stress 3.00
PSYC 10 - Abnormal Psychology 3.00
PSYC 11 - Theories of Personality 3.00
PSYC 21 - Lifespan Development 3.00
PSYC 23 - Psychology of Race and Ethnic Relations 3.00
PSYC 25 - Psychology of Gender 3.00
PSYC 26 - Applied Psychology 3.00
PSYC 40 - Child and Adolescent Psychology 3.00
SOC 1 - Introduction to Sociology 3.00
PSYC 32 - Social Psychology 3.00
ANTH 1 - Biological Anthropology 3.00
ANTH 3 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3.00
POLS 1 - American Government 3.00
Total: 3.00
Total: 21.00