Degrees - Psychology

Psychology - Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology For Transfer

3_AAT_PSYC

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students majoring in psychology learn the major perspectives for understanding human behavior: behavioral, biological, cognitive, cross-cultural, evolutionary, humanistic, and psychodynamic. Students will acquire skills to analyze behavior, including statistical methods and research design, and will learn to document findings in APA style; descriptive research methods and experimental methods are covered. Students will gain an understanding of the following topics: neuroscience; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thinking, language and intelligence; motivation and emotion; lifespan development; personality; social psychology; stress, health, and coping; psychological disorders; and therapies. Completion of the major provides a solid foundation for a psychology transfer program and many careers in the social service fields. A Master's degree or higher is required for most counseling or research psychologist positions.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Characterize the nature of psychology as a science.
  • Apply the major theories, principles, and concepts of psychology to everyday life.
  • Utilize investigative methods to collect, interpret, and present scientific data on psychological topics.

Requirement for the Major:

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistics 4.0
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
PSYC C280 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 4.0
Subtotal 11.0

List A

Select one course from the following:

Course ID Name Units
BIOL C100 Introduction to Biology 3.0
PSYC C250 Psychobiology 3.0

List B

Select one course from the following:

Any List A course not used above

Course ID Name Units
PSYC C116 Child Growth and Development 3.0
PSYC C118 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3.0
SOC C100 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

List C

Select one course from the following:

Any courses not selected from List A or B or

Course ID Name Units
PSYC C165 Principles of Human Sexuality 1 3.0
PSYC C170 Psychology of Aging 3.0
PSYC C255 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
PSYC C260 Social Psychology 3.0
Subtotal Electives 9.0
Total Required for the Major 20.0
Total for Degree 60.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39 units

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

Psychology - Associate of Arts Degree Major

3_AA_PSYC

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students majoring in psychology learn the major perspectives for understanding human behavior: behavioral, biological, cognitive, cross-cultural, evolutionary, humanistic, and psychodynamic. Students will acquire skills to analyze behavior, including statistical methods and research design, and will learn to document findings in APA style; descriptive research methods and experimental methods are covered. Students will gain an understanding of the following topics: neuroscience; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; thinking, language and intelligence; motivation and emotion; lifespan development; personality; social psychology; stress, health, and coping; psychological disorders; and therapies. Completion of the major provides a solid foundation for a psychology transfer program and many careers in the social service fields. A Master's degree or higher is required for most counseling or research psychologist positions.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Characterize the nature of psychology as a science.
  • Apply the major theories, principles, and concepts of psychology to everyday life.
  • Utilize investigative methods to collect, interpret, and present scientific data on psychological topics.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
PSYC C280 Intro to Research Methods in Psychology 4.0
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistics 4.0
Subtotal 11.0

Program Electives

9 units from the following:

Course ID Name Units
PSYC C116 Child Growth and Development 3.0
PSYC C118 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3.0
PSYC C165 Principles of Human Sexuality 1 3.0
PSYC C170 Psychology of Aging 3.0
PSYC C250 Psychobiology 3.0
PSYC C255 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
PSYC C260 Social Psychology 3.0
Subtotal Electives 9.0
Subtotal for Major At least 20.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

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