Major Code 2001.00

West's Psychology Department has a comprehensive selection of courses providing quality instruction to all students whether they are Psychology Majors, or traditional students looking for General Education (GE) credit, or non-traditional students seeking to round out their education. Courses are offered at a variety of convenient times and are taught by highly qualified instructors who are dedicated to making their classes as interesting and useful as possible.

The Associate in Arts degree in Psychology is designed for those who want to complete a baccalaureate degree in the field. Emphasis is placed on meeting lower-division requirements at a four-year institution.

Professional opportunities to which the curriculum could lead occur in the healing professions; natural sciences; marriage, child, and family counseling; industry and business; public health; social welfare; the National Park Service; environmental improvement and conservation programs; and zoological institutions. Psychology also provides valuable background for those seeking careers in such fields as anthropology, sociology, social work, law, medicine, nursing and mental health facilities, the Foreign Service and trade, geriatrics, and child development.

Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Psychology may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree. Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.

Transfer students who want to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 22 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).


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