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Psychology: Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Program Requirements

Required Courses 20-21 Units Total

PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology

3.00 Credits(s)

PSYC 2205Intro to Resrch Methds in S.S.

4.00 Credits(s)

PSYC 2050Introduction to Biological Psychology

3.00 Credits(s)

PSYC 2080Introduction to Lifespan Psychology

3.00 Credits(s)

SOC 1510Introduction to Sociology

3.00 Credits(s)

Plus one (1) of the following courses:

PSYC 2200Elem Stats for Behav and SS

4.00 Credits(s)


STAT 1510Elementary Statistics

5.00 Credits(s)

Total Credit Hours: 20-21

Total Credit Hours: 60

Total units not to exceed 60 transferrable units

If you have completed more than 60 units, the degree will still be awarded.

Transferability of degrees completed with more than 60 units is not guaranteed.

Please consult with your counselor for additional information.

Career Options/Pathways

*Possible career types/employment opportunities in the following areas: Median Hourly Rate, CA Annual Job Openings, CA
Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists $39.57 910
Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors $29.38 1,100
Psychology Teacher, Postsecondary $39.69 160
Social and Human Services Assistants $16.02 1,730
Research Assistant $23.81 180

*Some career options may require additional training and/or education.

Source: Labor Market Information, State of California Employment Development Department, California Occupational Guides, 2012, on the Internet at (visited February 17, 2015)

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By successfully completing the requirements for the major, students will be guaranteed to transfer to a California State University as a junior.

AA-T and AS-T degree seeking students will want to indicate on the CSU Mentor Application to the California State University that they are pursuing an Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer at Taft College. A student who completes an AA-T or AS-T degree and applies for a program determined to be similar by the specific CSU campus is provided priority consideration for admission.

CSU Application deadlines are below.

Quarter System Campuses Semester System Campuses
Summer Quarter: Feb 1 - 28 Fall Semester: Oct 1 – Nov 30
Fall Quarter: Oct 1 – Nov 30 Spring Semester: Aug 1 - 31
Winter Quarter: June 1 – 30
Spring Quarter: Aug 1 - 31


In most states, practicing psychology or using the title of “psychologist” requires licensure or certification. Licensing laws vary by state and type of position.

For more information on state licensing requirements, visit 

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

For more information on licensing and certification for school psychologists, visit 

National Association of School Psychologists

For more information about psychology specialty certifications, visit 

American Board of Professional Psychology