2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
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Psychology, AA-T

This program is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in psychology. The study of psychology involves acquiring knowledge about human and animal behavior as a basis for further study in advanced courses, as a basis for working with clients in a supervised therapy setting, and as a basis for being an informed citizen in our society. It is not just acquisition of knowledge but also an understanding of the variety of causes for human cognition, emotions, and behavior. An understanding of the causation of behavior leads to greater sensitivity and compassion toward the motives of other people and a more specific and accurate interpretation of their behavior. It also results in greater insight into and acceptance of the reasons for one’s own behavior and as a possible vehicle for change. Course substitutions are not permitted for this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the variety of causes for human cognition, emotions, and behavior. 

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 3 units selected from:

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 19

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60