Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – PSY Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

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This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Psychology. Three units in the major (PSY 200) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PSY 303 Psychology: The Major and the Profession 1
PSY 371 Psychological Statistics 3
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 440 Social Psychology 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
University Elective 2
Second Semester
PSY 305GW Contemporary Issues in Psychology - GWAR 3
PSY 400 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3
Major Area 1: Basic Psychological Processes 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Third Semester
PSY 435 Behavior Problems of Children 1 3
Major Area 1: Basic Psychological Processes 3
Major Elective 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Fourth Semester
PSY 474 Psychology of Social Justice 3
PSY 690 Future Directions for Psychology Majors 1
Major Elective – Take Two 6
University Elective 5
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University–Wide Requirements: 6–15 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE, areas B and C (9 units): Major requirement also satisfies UD-D. See notes.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Psychology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  •  Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Psychology Major: 38 Units

PSY 200 met in transfer.

  • Core Requirements (11 units)
  • Basic Courses (18 units): Choose two courses from Areas 1, 2, and 3
  • Electives (9 units): Choose courses in Areas 1–3 and/or additional upper-division psychology courses  

University Electives: Seven or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and the major.