PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:
 
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
 
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
 
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
 
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
 
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Psychology. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.

Student Learning Outcome
Assess the influence of a variety of factors that contribute to behavior and mental processes, evaluate psychological concepts, and compare and contrast theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the field of Psychology.

Recommended Pathway to Completion: Psychology-AA-T
 
Psychology Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts degree in Psychology will provide students with an introduction to the field of behavior including the major perspectives, scientific foundations, and applied areas. The intent is to prepare students for future academic study in the field. The degree includes curriculum that can lead to a baccalaureate degree in psychology at a four-year college or university. The degree can also be a terminal, two year option of study for students interested in psychology who do not wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the field. 
Student Learning Outcome
Assess the influence of a variety of factors that contribute to behavior and mental processes, evaluate psychological concepts, and compare and contrast theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the field of Psychology.