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Psychology (AA) Behavioral Sciences Total Units: 22
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Term Effective: Fall 2016


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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the major theoretical approaches, theorists, and historical trends in psychology;
  2. understand and use basic research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis and interpretation;
  3. apply psychological knowledge to personal, social, and cultural issues;
  4. develop interpersonal skills to foster an understanding of self and others in a diverse cultural context;
  5. apply critical thinking to psychological theories, research, and personal assumptions; and
  6. articulate thoughts effectively in written and oral communication.

Recommended Course Sequence

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this major, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Psychology (AA) program are:

  • Complete 22 units from
    • Psychology Major Requirements
    • Psychology Major Restricted Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Psychology Major Requirements - complete 9.00 units
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 1BIntroduction to Psychological Research Methods3.00
PSYCH 1CIntroduction to Behavioral Sciences Statistics3.00
Psychology Major Restricted Electives - complete 12.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 4Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 34The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 4Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 7Theories of Personality3.00
PSYCH 8Introduction to Lifespan Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 35Psychology of Identity3.00
PSYCH 40Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
PSYCH 52Interpersonal Communication3.00
PSYCH 56Aging, Dying and Death3.00
PSYCH 57Introduction to Sports Psychology3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Psychology - effective Fall 2015
Psychology - effective Spring 2013
Psychology - effective Summer 2011
Psychology - effective Spring 2008
Psychology - effective Fall 2006

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.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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.

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