Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Psychology. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Psychology through the study of facts, principles and theories that pertain to the basic concepts and behaviors, thoughts, and emotions from human and animal research studies. Students will acquire skills and abilities in a scientific perspective, using systematic investigation and critical thinking methods.

Program Outcomes

  • Articulate whether the psychology courses taken at COS have improved their understanding of others.
  • Articulate whether the psychology courses taken at COS have improved their self understanding.
  • Identify careers in psychology.
  • Recognize the fundamental assumptions and central ideas of the psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, socio-cultural, cognitive,  bio-psychological, and evolutionary approaches to psychology. 

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Psychology for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: Correction Counselor Trainee, Public Affairs/Social Sciences, Personnel Analyst, Market Researcher, Mental Health Care Worker, Community Youth Programs Worker, Crisis Intervention Counselor, Community and Social Service Worker, Probation Officer and Parole Officer.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES15
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences *4
or MATH 021 Introduction to Statistics
PSY 001General Psychology *3
PSY 029Research Methods4
BIOL 020Frontiers in Biology *4
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST A3
Select one of the following courses:
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology *3
CFS 080Lifespan Development *3
PSY 005Social Psychology *3
SOC 001Introduction to Sociology *3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST B3
Select one of the following courses or any course not selected from List A:
PSY 010Human Sexuality3
PSY 034Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 130Intro Behavior Modification3
PSY 133Personal and Social Growth3
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ELECTIVES12-18
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The Social Science Division recommends additional courses from 2E or 2F to meet this requirement.
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TOTAL60
The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements section for additional details).