Psychology Department

Psychology Degrees

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

  • Psychology for Transfer A.A. Degree (AA-T) (PDF) - The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students who copmlete the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer will be prepared for employment in public relations, social work, human resources, education, and recreational therapy, among other careers.
  • Social Science A.A. Degree (PDF) - Allows students to explore a number of career possibilities. The general emphasis prepares students to be enlightened citizens equipped with the broad cultural background in anthropology, economics, geography, history, psychology, sociology, etc. Employment prospects are generally strong after graduation; often employers prefer to hire people with the education in the right skills (critical thinking, writing, and analysis) rather than the right subjects. Social science degrees are also an excellent choice for students who want to pursue a higher degree, as universities often prefer candidates with a proven ability to learn and succeed. A social science education offers much more than career-specific training, because it teaches students to understand problems, develop solutions, and lead a balanced and well-rounded life.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Human Development Studies A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to prepare students for studying Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and other related subjects at most colleges and universities. While the core courses required in the Associate in Arts in Human Development Studies will fulfill the lower division major requirements at most universities, students are advised to meet with academic counselors to assess the course requirements for specific universities. For example, some universities will focus on Social Science or Social Studies as a concentration. This program will enable students to develop a strong foundation in life and social sciences while connected to other areas.

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

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