Psychology: AA Degree

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in psychology acknowledges that the student has established a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This foundation can be used as a basis for further study towards a baccalaureate degree at a transfer institution. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the major theoretical perspectives in psychology and analyze the implications of these theories.
  2. Comprehend the findings of research in psychology and apply this understanding to everyday life.

 Degree Requirements 

Required Courses (6 units)
PSYC-120General Psychology3
Required Electives (12-13 units)
Complete four courses from the following list, including no more than one BIOL course.12-13
Human Biology
Survey of Biology
General Biology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Abnormal Psychology
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Human Sexuality
Theories of Personality
Research Methods in Psychology
Total Units18-19

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.