Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Psychology is both a natural and a social science concerned with the study of human behavior, thoughts, and emotions. As such, it is a broad discipline which involves both pure science and practical application of science to matters of daily living. The Psychology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (Psychology AA-T degree) provides students with an education in the core aspects of Psychology which include research methods, statistics, biological influences on behavior and mental processes, and major theoretical perspectives in the discipline. The Psychology AA-T degree prepares students for transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in psychology.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn a Psychology AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better;
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
It is also highly recommended that students complete ENGL 101/ENGL 101H or the equivalent before taking any Psychology courses beyond PSYCH 100/PSYCH 100H.
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|or MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|PSYCH 201||Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|List A - One course from the following:|
|PSYCH 141||Introduction to Biological Psychology||3-4|
|or BIOL 100||General Biology|
|List B - One course from the following (or any course not used from List A):|
|CD 105||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or CD 105H||Child Growth and Development - Honors|
|ENGL 102||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking||4|
|or ENGL 102H||Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors|
|PSYCH 111||Developmental Psychology: Lifespan||3|
|PSYCH 112||Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 100H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|List C - One course from the following (or any course not selected from List A or List B):|
|MATH 102||College Algebra||4|
|PSYCH 102||Personal and Social Adjustment||3|
|PSYCH 110||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYCH 118||Human Sexual Behavior||3|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||0-3|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify, compare, and critically evaluate theory- and research-based ideas in psychology as assessed by written or objective assessments.
- Analyze and evaluate psychological concepts as assessed by written or objective assessments.
- Apply psychological concepts to the analysis and evaluation of the consequences of personal behavioral choices as assessed by written or objective assessments.
- Identify, analyze, and apply concepts related to statistical information and techniques as well as research methods as assessed by written or objective assessments.
- Prepare to transfer a core curriculum to an accredited, four-year college or university with junior class standing in Psychology or a related major.