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 Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer 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 major will provide the orientation and background necessary for success in psychology at the university level and will provide a foundation for lifelong learning. This major fulfills the transfer model curriculum for the California State University (CSU) campuses
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Identify the major theoretical approaches, theorists, and historical trends in psychology;
- 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 psychological concepts and theories effectively in written and oral communication.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this major, please view the recommended course sequence and/or the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) template TMC.
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.
This degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are
awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.