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Psychology Major (AA) Behavorial Sciences Total Units: 23.0

Term Effective: Spring 2013

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.

Previous Versions:

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

Description:

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.

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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Psychology program are:

  • Complete 23.0 units from
    • Psychology Major Requirements
    • Psychology Major Restrictive Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Psychology Major Requirements - complete 10.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.0
PSYCH 1B Introduction to Psychological Research Methods3.0
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.0
 
Psychology Major Restrictive Electives - complete 12.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.0 units from the following:
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.0
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.0
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.0
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.0
PSYCH 34 The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.0 units from the following:
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.0
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.0
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.0
PSYCH 7 Theories of Personality3.0
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.0
PSYCH 35 Psychology of Identity3.0
PSYCH 40 Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.0
PSYCH 52 Interpersonal Communication3.0
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.0
PSYCH 57 Introduction to Sports Psychology3.0
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.0 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.0
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.0

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.

Notes:

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.

Contact
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Phone Email
(707) 527-4605
srjcmajor001038@santarosa.edu