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Psychology is a discipline that uses the scientific method to study animal and human behavior.  This Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree offers students the opportunity to meet lower division transfer requirements for a major in Psychology, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology at a California State University (CSU).  Students who earn this degree will receive priority admissions at a CSU. The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree is the first step in preparing students for professions and areas of interest related to psychology such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Medicine, Law, Management, Business, Social Work, and Teaching.

Pursuant to SB1440, the following Associate Degree for Transfer completion requirements must be met:

(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:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) 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.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  2. develop basic skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena.
  3. identify and apply formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and begin to embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns.
  4. demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills; write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity.
  5. develop work habits and ethics to succeed in academic settings, including psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T) Psychology

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at FECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology3Spring 24, Fall 24MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
PSYC/SOC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4Spring 24MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
PSYC 230: Research Methods in Psychology4Spring 24, Fall 24
List A: Select 1 course
BIOL 100: Introductory Biology: General Biology4Spring 24, Fall 24
BIOL 105: Introductory Biology: Human Emphasis4--
PSYC 210:
Physiological Psychology
4Spring 24, Fall 24
List B:(Select 1 course)
PSYC 110: Developmental Psychology - Child Through Adult3Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 120: Social Psychology3Spring 24, Fall 24
SOC 130: Introduction to Sociology of Health3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 211: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 235: Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
List C:(Select 1 course)
SOC 170: Introduction to Justice Studies3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24ENG 100
PSYC 105: Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 115: The Psychology of Personal Growth and Development3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 125 / SOC 125: Human Sexuality3Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 130: Psychology of Gender3Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 225: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3Spring 24, Fall 24
Total Units 21

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