Psychology AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer, also called the Psychology AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degree in Psychology. This degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing Psychology AA-T  are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Course Code Title Units
Required Core Courses
PSY 001General Psychology3
PSY 003Developmental Psychology3
PSY 025Intro to Research Methods for Soc Sciences3
PSY 027Biological Psychology3
BI 004Elements of Biology4
SOC 003Fundamentals of Statistics (preferred course)3
MATH 014Statistical Methods4
Select one course from the following: 3 units
PSY 007Positive Psychology3
PSY 010Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family3
PSY 012Human Sexuality3
PSY 020Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 023Psychology of Women and Gender3
PSY 029Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 030Social Psychology3
PSY 033Personal & Social Adjustment3
Required Subtotal18-20
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.


Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).