Program Overview

An Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Psychology, or similar major. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth in the field of psychology. Upon completion of degree requirements, students will be able to explain human behavior using learning theories, understand that both nature and nurture are determinants of behavior, developed the attitude that behavioral changes are possible.

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.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (9-10 units) Units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psycology 3 units
OR
MATH 200 Elem Probability & Statistics 4 units
List A: Select one course from the following (3-4 units) Units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
List B: Select two courses from the following (6 units) Units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
OR
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 268 Black Psychology 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 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),

OR

  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Up to (9 - 15) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

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

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