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Degrees & Certificates (Psychology)

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The Department of Psychology at Monterey Peninsula College offers Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree (AA-T in Psychology) program of instruction to introduce students to psychology as a science, including major perspectives in historical and contemporary psychology, and expose students to a variety of subfields in psychology. Courses may be taken to satisfy individual or professional needs, to satisfy General Education requirements, or to prepare students to transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Psychology or related major.

Students must complete the Associate Degree for Transfer requirements  to earn the AA-T degree for this major as listed below.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain their knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and basic research methods and empirical
    findings in psychology.
  • Utilize critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal and social issues.

Required Core: Units Offered Online

PSYC 1

General Psychology

3.0

PSYC 10
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
3.0

PSYC 19
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences 4.0
   Or MATH 16 Elementary Statistics 4.0
PSYC 38
Biological Psychology
3.0

Select One course from the following: Units Offered Online
PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3.0

PSYC 25

Lifespan Development

3.0

Select any course not used above or one of the following: Units Offered Online
PSYC 6 Psychology of Women
3.0

PSYC 35
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
3.0
 
PSYC 40
Human Sexuality
3.0
 
Total Degree Units

19.0