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Psychology for Transfer 2012-2013

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The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to prepare students to transfer to local California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the AA-T degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to local CSUs as Psychology majors and majors in related disciplines. The AA-T degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many local CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific local CSUs and to validate which CSUs are considered local. The AA-T degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in research methods, statistics, and biological aspects of behavior, and will also offer a wide variety of elective courses in psychology and other related fields for students to develop a broad knowledge base of human behavior. In addition, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to recognize the diversity of behavior of various populations and be able to explain, interpret, apply, and evaluate a broad based of concepts in the various fields of psychology.
• Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills and psychological theories to real world situations, and to be able to apply research methodology and data analysis in the process of answering questions about human behavior.

Career Opportunities:

An Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree (AA-T) also allows students to pursue careers with a psychological focus, and instills lifelong learning skills from their knowledge and understanding of the applicability of psychological principles in every day life. This program emphasizes the importance of global citizenship by teaching multicultural and biopsychosocial perspectives in our courses.

Units required for Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (53-58 Units)
• Core & support courses (27-30 Units)
• Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 24 units must be completed at Foothill College.

Core Courses (19-20 units)

PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)
PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 units)
PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
or SOC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
And one from the following:
BIOL 10 General Biology: Basic Principles (5 units)
BIOL 14 Human Biology (5 units)
PSYC 4 Introduction to Biopshychology (4 units)

Support Courses (8-10 units)

Select one course each from List A & B; any course that was not selected from List A may also be used to satisfy List B.
List A
ENGL 1A Composition & Reading (5 Units)
or ENGL 1AH Honors Composition & Reading (5 units)
ENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking (5 units)
or ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking (5 units)
MATH 1A Calculus (5 units)
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking & Writing (5 units)
PSYC 14 Child & Adolescent Development (4 units)
PSYC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 40 Human Development (4 units)
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology (5 units)
List B
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
PSYC 21 Psychology of Women: Sex & Gender Differences (4 units)
PSYC 22 Psychology of Prejudice (4 units)
PSYC 25 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 33 Introduction to Personality Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality (4 units)
PSYC 50 Psychology of Crisis (5 units)
PSYC 55 Psychology of Sports (4 units)

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-04-25 12:44:47 | Dept Code: PSYC