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Transfer Degree in Psychology

Palomar offers an Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree in psychology.  The AA-T is an associates degree for students who intend to transfer to a 4-year university.  The benefit of obtaining the AA-T is that it guarantees you priority admission to a school in the CSU system.  Now, it does not guarantee you the school of your choice, but you at least KNOW that you will be continuing your education and working towards your career goals!

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Psychology AA-T

AA-T Transfer Major

Psychology is a discipline that uses the scientific method to study animal and human behavior. This Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree offers students the opportunity to meet lower division transfer requirements for a major in Psychology, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology at a California State University (CSU). Students who earn this degree will receive priority admissions at a CSU.  The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree is the first step in preparing students for professions and areas of interest related to psychology such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Medicine, Law, Management, Business, Social Work, and Teaching.

Program Requirements Description Units
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 205/SOC 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
PSYC 230 Research Methods in Psychology 4
List A (Select 1 course)
BIOL 100 General Biology 4
BIOL 105 Biology with a Human Emphasis 4
PSYC 210 Physiological Psychology 4
List B (Select 1 course)
PSYC 110 Developmental Psychology – Child through Adult 3
PSYC 120 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 211 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 235 Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification 3
List C (Select 1 course)
PSYC 105/SOC 105 Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships 3
PSYC 115 The Psychology of Personal Growth and Development 3
PSYC 125/SOC 125 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 130 Psychology of Women 3
PSYC 225 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
Total Units 21

3 comments on “Transfer Degree in Psychology

  1. Martha Ingham on

    Do you offer an online class in developmental psychology and abnormal psychology for someone interested in one or two classes but not the full degree?

    • Fred Rose on

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any online offerings for either Developmental or Abnormal. They are both offered face-to-face, but that may not fit your needs right now. Good luck!


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