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Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Costa Mesa
English

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Psychology

Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Psychology AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

The field of psychology addresses the scientific study of behavior and mental processes of humans and animals. Learning more about human behavior through scientific research methods is the focus of many psychologists, while other psychologists apply principles of psychology in areas such as psychotherapy, applied behavioral analysis, and industrial/organizational psychology.

This psychology program offers a comprehensive view of psychology by offering a variety of courses that will support transfer in psychology, while providing a foundational understanding of the discipline of psychology, the methods psychologists use to learn about behavior, and applications of psychological information to the world around us.

Admission requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Core Courses

Introduction to Psychology

  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences or Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Experimental Methods

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification


  1. Identify and describe major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

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Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College (OCC) is a 2-year community college located in Costa Mesa, California minutes from Disneyland Resort and California's most popular beaches. As a community college, OCC is accessible offering low-cost tuition and flexible admissions for programs leading to...


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Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
92626 Costa Mesa California
United States of America

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