We are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.
Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
All classes needed for this degree are available online and on the ground at the Ridgecrest campus, the Kern River Valley / Lake Isabella campus, and the Eastern Sierra Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses. Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this degree are available at all our locations. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $12,420 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $15,920 across four semesters or $3980 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer (60 units total, 19-23 units in the major): This course of study prepares students for transfer to the CSU System to earn a baccalaureate in applied or basic psychology. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to apply psychological principles to the development of interpersonal, social and occupational skills, compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives in psychology and evaluate psychological and social and cultural data using the scientific method. Baccalaureate options for students include basic psychology, applied psychology, elementary and secondary education, human resources and social work. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements.
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
This program prepares students for careers in Psychology. The major in psychology provides a study of the behavior of individuals and groups. The four-year degree in this major contributes to the foundational knowledge for positions in research and teaching, counseling, social work, working in clinical settings and human resources.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete the following courses:
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4 Units|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability and Statistics - Honors||5|
|PSYC C101||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYC C101H||General Psychology - Honors||4|
|PSYC C271||Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|LIST A - Select one course|
|BIOL C105||Concepts of Biology||4|
|or BIOL C105H||Concepts of Biology - Honors||5|
|PSYC C220||Physiological Psychology||3|
|LIST B - Select one course or any List A course not used above:|
|PSYC C211||Lifespan Development||3|
|LIST C - Select one course or any course not selected above:|
|PSYC C241||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC C251||Human Sexuality||3|
|SOCI C101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|
For general questions, contact:Matt Jones
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.