Psychology, Associate in Arts

The Major in Psychology is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students who complete the program will apply basic counseling skills. This will be assessed through the courses in the program.
  2. People who complete the program will have the ability to recognize and apply the 5 major theories of psychology. This will be assessed through the courses in the program.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 3 units (recommended prior to enrolling in other Psychology courses)

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 15 units selected from:

PSYCH 003

Personal and Social Psychology

3

PSYCH 004

Introduction to Experimental Psychology

3

PSYCH 006

Lifespan Psychology

3

PSYCH 007

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYCH 008

Drug and Alcohol: Community Overview, Awareness and Prevention Strategies

3

PSYCH 010

Communicable Disease Awareness in Counseling

2

PSYCH 011

Assessment for Treatment Planning

3

PSYCH 013

Professional Ethics in Counseling

3

PSYCH 024

Psychology of Aging

3

PSYCH 030/ BIOL 030

Human Sexuality

3

PSYCH 040

Case management and Treatment Planning

3

PSYCH 045A/ SOCIO 045A

Beginning Field Practicum

2

PSYCH 045B/ SOCIO 045B

Intermediate Field Practicum

2

PSYCH 052

Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling

3

PSYCH 053

Drugs and Society

3

PSYCH 055

Introduction to Child Abuse Counseling

2

PSYCH 056

Assisting Sexual Assault Victims

2

PSYCH 057

Introduction to Gerontology Counseling

2

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60