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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Psychology and similar programs at a CSU campus and guarantees admission to the CSU system. Psychology is a broad discipline which employs both pure science and practical application to everyday living.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 9-10 units Units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units
PSYC 120 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3-4 units from List A: select one course Units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
BIOL 110 General Principles of Biology 4 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from List B: select one course Units
Any List A course not used above 3 - 4 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from List C: select one course Units
Any List A or List B course not used above 3 - 4 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 106 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination 3 units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage and the Family 3 units
PSYC 301 Psychology of Human Relationships and Adjustment 3 units
PSYC 225 Theories of Personality 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
PSYC 310 Positive Psychology 3 units
PSYC 320 Psychology of Wellness: The Mind-Body Connection 3 units
PSYC 330 Sports Psychology 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal 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),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
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.