Psychology

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01850)

Designed to serve several goals: to expose students to the variety of subfields in psychology; to engender knowledge of and appreciation for the spirit and nature of scientific inquiry; to facilitate insight into oneself and increase knowledge of and sensitivity to others; and to introduce students to the basic body of knowledge, thus preparing them for further study in psychology as a transfer major.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will describe and apply major concepts and theories of psychology in writing or in other forms of effective presentation.
  • Students will be able to use scientific reasoning and knowledge base in psychology to interpret psychological phenomena, investigate psychological issues, and/or solve psychological problems.
Program Requirements
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 211LEARNING3
PSYC 230DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 260INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC/SOC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3-4
or MATH 119 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Electives
Select 3-4 units:3-4
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
ANIMAL BIOLOGY: A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH
HUMAN HEREDITY, EVOLUTION, AND SOCIETY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Total Units18-20

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.