Psychology AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students a seamless transfer to the California State University system.  The degree is designed to prepare students for a baccalaureate degree in Psychology or similar major.   

The AA-T in Psychology is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for the student transferring to a four- year institution with a major in psychology. The psychology major requires 19 units in psychology and related fields. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Course work in this program will provide a better understanding of human behavior in the areas of biological psychology, life-span development, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology. The psychology major prepares students for four-year programs with emphasis in psychology, counseling, child development, educational psychology, education, social work, sociology, human services, and nursing.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will describe applications of psychology.
  2. Students will describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
  3. Students will develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains.
  4. Students will interpret psychological phenomena using scientific reasoning.

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for an Associates for Transfer Degree (ADT):

  • Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU), including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth Requirements
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of the IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth

This program has 50 percent or more of the the major courses available via distance education/online

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (16 units)
PSYCH 001 Introductory Psychology 3
PSYCH 005 Biological Psychology 3
PSYCH 006 Research Methods in Psychology 3
MATH 025 Introduction to Statistics 4
BIO 010 Fundamentals of Biology 3
Pluse 3 units from the courses listed below:
PSYCH 002 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYCH 003 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYCH 004 Personal Psychology 3
PSYCH 029 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology 3
Total Major Units 19
Units to be double-counted as General Education 12-15
CSU Breadth or IGETC Units 39
Transferable Elective Units 14-17
Total 60