Program Overview

The Psychology major seeks to expose students to the core principles and practices in the field of Psychology and provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the human mind and behavior. Both the general Psychology degree and the Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer meet the needs of students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university in the major of Psychology or a related field, and those interested in learning the principles of psychology as a means of integrating this knowledge into their chosen major and/or profession.

Psychology (AA) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
PHIL 103 Critical Thinking 3 units
OR
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
OR
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology 3 units
Plus a selection of 6 units from the following: Units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
OR
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psycology 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
PSYC 230 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 units
PSYC 238 Arab Cultural Psychology 3 units
PSYC 268 Black Psychology 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
PSYC 301 Psychology of Personal Development 3 units
PSYC 310 Positive Psychology 3 units
PSYC 390 Psychology of Consciousness 3 units
PSYC 665 Special Topics in Psychology 0.5 - 2 units
Total Required Major Units: 27

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.