Psychology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_PSYC
Financial aid: Eligible
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree covers the contemporary perspectives on understanding human behavior: biological, psychodynamic, learning-based, humanistic, cognitive, and sociocultural, as well as the effects of nature verses nurture on behavior and abilities. Students learn how to analyze the various methods used to study behavior, including the naturalistic observation method, the correlational method, the experimental method, kinship studies, the epidemiological method, and the case-study method. Students choosing this major will gain an understanding of the definition of normal vs. abnormal behavior, as well as describe the different types of mental health professionals and the basic features of psychotherapy and drug therapies. The successful student will be able to: Characterize the nature of psychology as a science; understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues; use reasoning to recognize, develop, defend, and criticize arguments related to conclusions about psychological issues; identify appropriate applications of psychology in solving problems, such as the origin and treatment of abnormal behavior, pursuit and effect of healthy lifestyles, psychology-based interventions in clinical, educational community, and other settings. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Psychology.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Characterize the nature of psychology as a science.
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Use reasoning to recognize, develop, defend, and criticize arguments related to conclusions about psychological issues.
- Identify appropriate applications of psychology in solving problems, such as the origin and treatment of abnormal behavior, pursuit and effect of healthy lifestyles, psychology-based interventions in clinical, educational community, and other settings.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics||4|
|or PSYC G140||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|PSYC G100||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|PSYC G280||Research Methods in Psychology||4|
|BIOL G100||Introduction To Biology||3-4|
|or PSYC G250||Psychobiology|
|Select one of the following:||3|
Any course from List A not used above
|PSYC G118||Life Span Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSYC G260||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|SOC G185||Analysis of Social Problems||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
Any course from List A or List B not used above
|PSYC G110||Psychology of Adjustment||3|
|PSYC G116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|PSYC G165||Principles of Human Sexuality 1||3|
|PSYC G255||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double-counted||14|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 1||14-17|
Credit earned in AAT