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Psychology AA-T

Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • Completion of a minimum of 19 semester units in the major with a grade of ā€œCā€ (or ā€œPā€) or better; and
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).


Required Core Courses

Students are required to take one statistics course (MAT 009, 010, 010H) plus PSY 001/001H and PSY 015/015H

Code Class Units
PSY 001 General Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001H General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015 Introduction to Research Methods (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015H Introduction to Research Methods - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 009 Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0

List A - Select one (1) course from the following:

Code Class Units
BIO 010 Introduction to Biology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 011 Human Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
PSY 007 Biological Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

BIO 011 and PSY 007 are strongly recommended for SJSU.

List B - Select any course not selected from List A or one (1) course from the following:
Code Class Units
PSY 012 Human Growth and Development (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List C - Select any course not selected from List A or B or one (1) course from the following:
Code Class Units
PSY 010 Social Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 025 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 030 Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version. 

Required Units for the Major

Required unts for the major 19.0-22.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0

Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE areas.

  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See <HYPERLINK> for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. <INSERT HYPERLINK> 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees.
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