Psychology for Transfer

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 be able to describe and apply major concepts, theories, and principles of psychology to personal and social issues.
  • Students will conduct research using the internet, journals, and seminal works regarding major concepts, theoretical ideas, and principles of psychology.
Required Core
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 255INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH3
Select one of the following:3-4
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
List A
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
or PSYC 260 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
List B
Select one of the following or any course from List A not already used:3-4
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 C
Select one of the following or any course from List A or B not already used:3
HUMAN SEXUALITY
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Units18-20
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

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