Psychology

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01855)

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.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements. 
Required Core10
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
and DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
and DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
List A: select one course3
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
List B3-4
Any course not used in List A. Any course that has articulation as lower division preparation for the psychology major at a CSU.
ACADEMIC AND CAREER OPTIONS IN PSYCHOLO GY
LEARNING
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
List C3
Any course not selected above, any CSU transferable psychology course, and/or other course that is lower division preparation for the psychology major at a CSU or UC in or outside of the discipline.
HUMAN SEXUALITY
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Units19-20