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Psychology

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The associate in arts in psychology for transfer program will prepare students for further studies and seamless transfer to a California State University into a baccalaureate degree program in psychology. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: A. The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.] B. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. C. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with all courses in the major being completed with a grade of “C” or better.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Psychology will:

  • Describe the major contemporary personality theories and will be able to apply the concepts to psychological health, principles of adjustment, and growth.
  • Define, describe and evaluate the developmental process from conception through death from the perspectives of various psychological theories including psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, epigenetic, and sociocultural theoretical perspectives.
  • Define, describe and evaluate the psychosocial human lifespan/ development starting from conception through death; including major concepts related to behavior, sexuality, nutrition, health, stress, environmental relationships, and implication of death and dying.
  • Describe and compare the basic knowledge about statistical analysis of data, including descriptive and inferential statistics and will be able to apply the knowledge gained in statistics to psychological research designs.
  • Critically evaluate the soundness of information which they encounter in the media and popular psychology publications.
  • Understand the cultural influences on human behavior and mental processes.
  • Describe major research findings regarding human behavior and mental processes.

Program Requirements

A major of 20 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (14 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 100 Introductory Biology 4.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
PSY 101 General Psychology 3.0
PSY 105 Research Methods in Psychology 3.0

List A: Select 1 course from the following (3 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
PSY 117 Child Psychology 3.0
PSY 118 Human Development - Lifespan 3.0
PSY 121 Social Psychology 3.0

List B: Select 1 course from any not selected above or from the following (3 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
PHIL 114 Critical Thinking 3.0
PSY 112 Human Sexuality 3.0
PSY 113 Theories Of Personality 3.0
PSY 119 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units

or

b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

Number of  units that may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC - 13=16 units

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree - 14-19 units.

Visit myHancock and click on the DegreeWorks icon.to view CSU or IGETC general education and transferrable courses.