Top Code: 2001.00
Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes, including cognition, emotion, sensation, perception, and interaction. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and within health and human services, etc.
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-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.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.
- Using (and/or applying) basic terms, facts, principles, and theories, explain (and/or demonstrate the understanding of) behavior and cognitive processes, drawing from historically important, relevant cross-cultural, and contemporary perspectives, including biological, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural approaches.
- Compare and distinguish between scientific and non-scientific approaches to the study of behavior, and evaluate the strength of evidence offered in support of a given hypothesis, theory or conclusion, using terminology and elements of the scientific method.
- Given a topic in psychology, research and apply psychological concepts and theories to scientific and/or popular media in a written or oral report.
- Explain ethical principles in psychological research and practice in an increasingly diverse world.
- Explain career alternatives within the field of psychology, and an awareness of how a background in psychology relates to various careers outside of psychology, toward making informed career choices.
Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer
|PSYC 001||INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|or PSYC 001H||HONORS INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY|
|PSYC 005||RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS|
|STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|Select one course of the following:||3-4|
or BIOL 011H
|HONORS GENERAL BIOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Select one course from below or any List A: course not already used||3|
|DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD|
or PSYC 021H
|HONORS DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD|
|DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ADULT|
|LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Select one course or any List A or B course not already use:||3|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN|
|STUDIES IN CHICANO BEHAVIOR|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN|
|CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)|
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