Transfer Information

Common university majors related to the field of Psychology include:

Behavioral Science, Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Psychobiology, Psychology, Social Psychology.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor’s degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student’s specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

Associate in arts in psychology for transfer degree:


COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJORUNITS
PSYC 101, General Psychology
PSYC 255 Introduction to Psychological Research
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics* or

PSYC 258 Behavioral Science and Statistics*

  9
Select one of the following courses:
BIOL 107 General Biology – Lecture and Laboratory* or 
PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology*
  3-4
Select one of the following courses (not selected above) to meet the lower division preparation for the major to your transfer university:
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I*3
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy*3
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry*   3 
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory*
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry*  
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory*  
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development*  
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature*  
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition* 
MATH 104 Trigonometry*  
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra*  
MATH 118 A Survey of Modern Math* 
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I*  
MATH 141 Precalculus* 
PHYS 125 General Physics* 
PHYS 126 General Physics II*  
PHYS 180A/180B, General Physics I/Laboratory I*  
PHYS 181A/181B, General Physics II/Laboratory II*  
PSYC 155 Introduction to Personality*  
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology* 
PSYC 211 Learning*  
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development*  
PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology*  
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology*  
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems*
 
 3-5 
If needed to total 18 units, select one of the following courses (not completed above) to meet the lower division preparation for the major to your transfer university:
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I* 
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy*  
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry* 
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory*  
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry*  
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory*  
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development*  
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming  
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature*  
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking *  
MATH 104 Trigonometry*
 
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra*  
MATH 118 A Survey of Modern Math*  
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I*  
MATH 141 Precalculus* 
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I*  
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II*  
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking*  
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy*  
PHYS 125 General Physics*  
PHYS 126 General Physics II*  
PHYS 180A/180B, General Physics I/Laboratory I*  
PHYS 181A/181B, General Physics II/Laboratory II*  
PSYC 111 Psychological/Social Aspects of Aging, Death and Dying*  
PSYC 135 Marriage and Family Relations*  
PSYC 137 Human Sexual Behavior*
 
PSYC 155 Introduction to Personality*  
PSYC 161 Introduction to Counseling*  
PSYC 165 Theories of Consciousness*  
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology*  
PSYC 211 Learning*  
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development* 
PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology*  
PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology*  
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology*  
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems*  
  3-5
Total = 18-21
*Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/ independent or out of state universities.
  • The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.