The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Students completing the Psychology major at Santa Rosa Junior College will develop skills and knowledge consistent with the study of Psychology in a global, multicultural, and comparative context. The successful student will have mastered the reading, writing, and research skills essential to Psychological inquiry and exposition. Completion of the program will provide the orientation and background necessary for success in the major at the university level and will provide a foundation for lifelong learning.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Identify the major theoretical approaches, theorists, and historical trends in psychology;
- understand and use basic research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis and interpretation;
- apply psychological knowledge to personal, social, and cultural issues;
- develop interpersonal skills to foster an understanding of self and others in a diverse cultural context;
- apply critical thinking to psychological theories, research, and personal assumptions; and
- articulate thoughts effectively in written and oral communication.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major. A grade of "C" or better is required for all major classes.