Program Overview

The Skyline College Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate psychology degree programs at a CSU. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth in the field of psychology. This degree is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Psychology.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psycology 3 units
MATH 200 Elem Probability & Statistics 4 units
List A: Select one course from the following: Units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
List B: Select one course from the following: Units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
List C: Select one course from the following: Units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
PSYC 268 Black Psychology 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 20

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of 15-17 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.