The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Psychology) is designed for students intending to major in Psychology and transfer to a four-year institution, and for students interested in studying Psychology for a general understanding of the human mind and behavior useful in any career and in everyday life. A major in psychology provides a scientific study of the mind and behavior of individuals and groups in contemporary society. The major also provides a background for upper-division and graduate study in the field of psychology and related specialties. Furthermore, this major provides the foundation for a variety of careers.
The AA-T in Psychology is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Psychology, or a "similar" major at a CSU campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AA-T in Psychology within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to the CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search webpage and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. . Students completing the AA-T in Psychology degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not necessarily to a particular CSU campus or major.
To earn an AA-T in Psychology, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester including both of the following:
- Certified completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements
- A minimum of 19 semester units in Psychology major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Complete requirements in residence. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residency at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Psychology will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor to obtain more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|REQUIRED CORE: Complete the following courses|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY M06||Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|Units from LIST A||3|
|Units from LIST B||3|
|Units from LIST C||3-5|
|LIST A: Select and complete one of the following|
|PSY M02||Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|or PSY M02H||Honors: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience|
|LIST B: Select and complete one of the following|
|PSY M05||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY M07||Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)||3|
|PSY M08||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|LIST C: Select and complete one of the following|
|Any course from List B not already used|
|BIOL M02A||General Biology I||5|
|or BIOL M02AH||Honors: General Biology I|
|PSY M03||Personal Growth & Soc Awarenes||3|
|PSY M04||Child Psychology||3|
|PSY M13||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY M14||Cross-Cultural Psychology||3|
|PSY M16||Personality Theories||3|
|Total Required Major Units: 19-21|
|CSU General Education-Breadth: 39|
Double-Counted Units: 12
Double-Counted Units: Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 12-14
|IGETC Pattern: 37. NOTE: IGETC 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.|
Double-Counted Units: 12
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 14-16
|Total Units Required for the AA-T Degree: 60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- use scientific principles to evaluate the validity of scientific studies and claims.
- demonstrate an understanding of perspectives, theories, and core concepts in Psychology.
- discuss the value and use of Psychology in contemporary society.
- recognize and understand the impact and value of diversity on psychological research, theory, and application, including but not limited to: age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation.