The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students who wish to transfer for the purposes of pursuing studies in psychology. Specifically, this degree allows students to complete various lower division courses in preparation for obtaining a baccalaureate degree in psychology at a California State University.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply the basic tenets of psychology to the study of more in depth topics in upper division courses
  • Distinguish between the main theoretical perspectives in psychology
  • Analyze the primary subfields of psychology and gauge their contributions to the understanding of behavior, cognition, and emotion.
Required Courses (19-20 units) Units
PSY-1*/1H* General Psychology/Honors 3
PSY-2* Biological Psychology 3
PSY-9* Developmental Psychology 3
PSY-50* Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY/SOC-48* Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
MAT-12*/12H* Statistics/Honors 4
Electives Choose from list below 3
Electives (3 units) Units
PSY-8* Introduction to Social Psychology 3
PSY-10 Personal and Social Adjustment 3
PSY-33* Theories of Personality 3
PSY-35*/35H* Abnormal Psychology/Honors 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Note: Updates to the Psychology ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office. See catalog addendum for final requirements.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).