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Psychology Major

Option 1:
Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T)

​The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) prepares students to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree in psychology. Please consult a counselor regarding specific course requirement for you transfer institution. Completion of the AA-T degree also provides guaranteed admission with junior status to the CSU system, along with priority admission to the local CSU, Fullerton, in the Psychology major. Upon completion of the AA-T in Psychology students will have a general understanding of main psychological theroies as they pertain to development, personality, psychological disorders, learning, memory, and social dynamics as well as an understanding of the
physiological basis of human behavior. This knowledge base will be grounded in the understanding of basic research methodology. Additionally, students will have the capacity to write and think in a critically analytical way about issues pertaining to human behavior and mental processes.

Completion of the AA-T is appropriate for students whose career plans include helping people, i.e.​ ., teaching, social welfare, probation, criminology, nursing, law, personnel work).
 
 
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS FOR TRANSFER DEGREE:​
Units​

 Required courses:

Psychology 100, Introduction to Psychology​
                        OR
Psychology 100H, Honors Introduction to Psychology  ​
3​
Psychology 219, Research Methods in Psychology         
​3
Social Sciences 219, Statistics & Probability  
                        OR  ​
Math 219, Statistics & Probability
                        OR
Psych 210, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4
   ​
List A - Select one course: ​3

Biology 109 or 109H, Fundamentals of Biology

​Psychology 200 - Introduction to Biological Psychology
​List B - Select one course: ​3 - 4
Any List A course not used above
​English 101 or 101H, Freshman Composition
​​List C - Select one course: ​3 - 5 
Any course not selected above
Anthropology 100, 100H, 101, 104, 104H; Biology 177, 211, 239; Chemistry 119, 209, 219, 219H; English 102, 103, 103H, 104, 104H; Human Development 107; Math 105, 140, 145, 150, 160, 170, 180, 180H; Physical Science 115; Physics 109, 210, 217, 279; Psychology 140, 157, 170, 230, 240, 250; Sociology 100, 100H, 140, 140H, 240

One additional elective from the psychology courses above or from the following:

​3
​Anthropology 100 or 100H, 101; Biology 109 or 109H, 149; Chemistry 109,119; Computer Science 100; Interdisciplinary Studies 155; Kinesiology Professional 125; Philosophy 110 or 110H, 111; Sociology 100 or 100H

Total Units
 19-22  
  
                             
 

Option 2:
Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology (AA)

The associate degree in psychology prepares students to move into curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree for specialization in any of more than twenty branches of psychology including, child, clinical, personal, vocation and marriage counseling, industrial, mental health, and college teaching.  Completion of the two-year program is appropriate for students whose vocational plans include helping people, i.e., teaching, social welfare, probation, criminology, nursing, law, personnel work).

  

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS FOR TRANSFER DEGREE:​
Units​

 Required courses:

Psychology 100, Introduction to Psychology​
                        OR
Psychology 100H, Honors Introduction to Psychology  ​
3​
Psychology 219, Research Methods in Psychology         
​3
​Social Sciences 219, Statistics & Probability  
                           OR  ​
Math 219, Statistics & Probability
                            OR
Psychology 210, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4
   ​

Two courses from the following psychology electives:

​6
Psychology 140, Psychology of Adulthood & Aging  
Psychology 157, Introduction to Child Psychology

Psychology 170, Multicultural Psychology
Psychology 200, Physiological Psychology

Psychology 230, Psychology & Effective Behavior

Psychology 240, Introduction to Social Psychology

Psychology 250, Abnormal Psychology


One additional elective from the psychology courses above or from the following:

​3
​Anthropology 100 or 100H, 101; Biology 109 or 109H, 149; Chemistry 109,119; Computer Science 100; Interdisciplinary Studies 155; Kinesiology Professional 125; Philosophy 110 or 110H, 111; Sociology 100 or 100H

Total Units
 19​
  

   
  
   
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