We are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-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.
The Psychology Degree for Transfer
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.
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 Units|
|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 C181||Lifespan Development||3 Units|
LIST C - Select one course or any course not selected above:
|PSYC C151||Human Sexuality||3 Units|
|PSYC C241||Abnormal Psychology||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|
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 ($211 + $21) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $13,920 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3600* for books and supplies
= $6360 across four semesters
= $17,520 across four semesters
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.