Psychology is the scientific, systematic study of behavior and mental processes. Our program is dedicated to promoting a science-based understanding of human behavior, and assist our students in developing a strong foundation in theory, research, neurobiology and statistics to ensure a well-rounded knowledge base in psychology. Any career choice will be supported by a thorough knowledge of psychology, and students who pursue additional education in applied or scholarly work will be well prepared for their future careers.
AA-T Degree A0324
Humanities and Social Sciences Division
The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer introduces students to the psychological principles and methodologies used in the scientific study of mental processes and behaviors. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in psychology and a variety of specialization in the field. The goals of this degree are to prepare students to identify research and statistical methods appropriate to psychology, to compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in psychology, and synthesize the relationships between biological and behavioral functions.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.
I love having the privilege to share my excitement about this field, particularly about clinical and neuropsychology. Sharing my experiences with dedicated students who are interested in creating their own career paths is extremely gratifying – how often does one get the opportunity to assist someone in developing the life they wish? I continue to learn and grow in this profession; there's always something new to explore.- Professor John Pelliteri