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The Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer is designed to provide students with a strong foundation for the study of Psychology in order to transfer to a California State University. It is an excellent starting point for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Psychology. The core course work is designed to provide undergraduate preparation in an overview of the study and practice of psychology as well as skill in analyzing and interpreting psychological research.

Program Overview

As a Psychology major, you will:

  • Be exposed to the field of psychology through courses that are academically rigorous and content appropriate.
  • Develop the skills necessary to gather, interpret, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

Program Highlights

  • Core curriculum in Psychology for transfer to a California State University
  • Small class size
  • Individualized tutoring
  • Associate Degree in Psychology can be completed within two (2) years.

Career Preparation

The Associates in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer prepares the student for transfer to a California State University.


Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer

Two-Year Advising Plans

​​​Degree Type ​Degree Name
​Associate in Arts for Transfer Psychology AA-T

Employment Opportunities

Human or Social Services Careers in these possible areas:

Case Management

Social Work

Career Counselor

Rehabilitation Specialist

Mental Health Services

Degrees and Certificates

Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0: 60 Units
Required Core Courses minimum grade 2.0: 18 Units
Required Core: 9 Units

MATH-40  Elementary Statistics3
PSY-1  Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 5  Introduction to Research Methods3
Complete one of the following 3 units
BIOL-32  General Biology3
Complete 6 units from the following:
PSY-6  Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 18  Life Span Development3
CD/PSY-31  Child Development: Conception through Adolescence3
PSY-33  Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment3

Completion of either the CSU General Education or IGETC Option
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from courses numbered 1-49

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical and contemporary trends in psychology.
2. Demonstrate comprehension of scientifically-based research methods in psychology.
3. Use logic and empirical evidence to evaluate claims made about behavior.

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