Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Psychology is the science of behavior and mental experiences. Psychology includes a variety of subfields including biological, developmental, clinical, counseling, school, and experimental psychology.
About the Degree
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is to assist students in transferring into the California State University System. Students completing the AA-T degree receive a guarantee of admission with junior status into the California State University System. The CSU system is required to grant priority admission for a student with this associate degree to a CSU campus and to a program or major that is similar to their community college major or area of emphasis, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student is admitted. In addition, a student shall receive priority over all other community college transfer students, excluding community college students who have entered into a transfer agreement between a community college and the California State University. Students who complete the program will have a basic understanding of psychological theory, skills and methods relevant to conducting rigorous psychological research, and critical knowledge of various substantive topics of psychology.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
The Las Positas Psychology program offers an AA-T degree that provides students with a basic understanding of behavior and motivation that is valuable in many careers in business, government, and education. To become a psychologist, however, student must continue their education to obtain their graduate degree.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Psychology, students are able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication for different purposes and audiences.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in psychology, students are able to apply psychological content for personal, professional, and lifelong learning goals.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Psychology, students are able to apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice in a diverse community at the local, national, and global levels.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in psychology, students are able to describe key concepts, principles, and themes in psychology and apply empirical findings.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Psychology, students are able to use scientific thinking
and information literacy to interpret, design, and conduct psychological research.
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|PSYC 1 General Psychology||3|
|PSYC 25 Research Methods||4|
|BIO 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology||4|
|BIO 30 Introduction to College Biology||4|
|PSYC 4 Brain, Mind, and Behavior||3|
|Any List A course not already used||3-4|
|PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC 12 Life-Span Psychology||3|
|Any List A or B course not already used.||3-4|
|ANTR 1 Biological Anthropology||3|
|ANTR 3 Cultural Anthropology||3|
|MATH 1 Calculus I||5|
|PSYC 6 Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC 10 Psychology of Human Sexuality||3|
|PSYC 13 Psychology of Women||3|
|PSYC 15 Abnormal Child Psychology||3|
|PSYC 17 The Psychology of Sleep and Dreams||3|
|PSYC 21 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology||3|
|SOC 1 Principles of Sociology||3|
|Total Units in the Major||20-24|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||36-40|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022