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The following Psychology degrees are offered:

DEGREE
A.A. — Psychology

Required Program (units)
PSYC 300    General Principles (3)
PSYC 312    Biological Psychology (4)
PSYC 320    Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
  PSYC 340, PSYC 354, PSYC 356, PSYC 360, PSYC 368, PSYC 370/FCS 324,   
  PSYC 372/ECE 312, PSYC 495, PSYC 499

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 19

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

The psychology degree is designed to facilitate students' successful transfer to BA programs, completion of which prepares them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs. Psychologists with graduate degrees and professional certificates have a broad range of employment opportunities including, but not limited to, clinical practice, research, and teaching. Clinical psychologists work in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. Research psychologists work in a range of fields associated with the study of human behavior, including biomedical, sports psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts and theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- evaluate the influence of biological and environmental factors on behavior and mental processes.
- apply psychological concepts and theories to personal and social issues.
- apply basic research methods to evaluate psychological issues.
- demonstrate the appropriate use and interpretation of various descriptive and inferential statistics relevant to psychology.
 

DEGREE
A.A.-T — Psychology 

Required Program Units
PSYC 300    General Principles (3)
PSYC 312    Biological Psychology (4)
PSYC 320    Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: (3)
PSYC 340    Abnormal Behavior (3)
PSYC 354    The Psychology of Family Life and Intimate
                    Relationships in a Diverse Society (3)
PSYC 356    Human Sexuality (3)
PSYC 360    Psychology of Women (3)
PSYC 368    Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span (3)
  or FCS 324    Human Development: A Life Span (3)
PSYC 372    Child Development (3)
  or ECE 312    Child Development (3)  
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 19

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Psychology at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree
may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts and theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- evaluate the influence of biological and environmental factors on behavior and mental processes.
- apply psychological concepts and theories to personal and social issues.
- apply basic research methods to evaluate psychological issues.
- demonstrate the appropriate use and interpretation of various descriptive and inferential statistics relevant to psychology.

 Updated 6/10/15

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