Jan 21, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Psychology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology.

Where can I go for help?

Psychology Faculty Advisors

Don Christensen
206-546-5885 dchriste@shoreline.edu Rm 5368
Diana Knauf
206-546-4656 dknauf@shoreline.edu Rm 5353
Bob Thompson
206-546-4678 rthomps@shoreline.edu Rm 5317

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

eLearning Advising

Jordan Lee
jlee@shoreline.edu
206-533-6713 Rm 5236

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Argosy University - Seattle https://www.argosy.edu/admissions/transfer-credits
Bastyr University https://bastyr.edu/admissions/transfer-students
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
City University of Seattle https://www.cityu.edu/prospective-students/transfer-students/
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Heritage University http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Northwest University http://tinyurl.com/jle4rr7
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Seattle Pacific University http://tinyurl.com/z46xxxr
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Walla Walla University http://tinyurl.com/z5a4h8p
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Strongly Recommended:


Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: MATH& 142  (U.W. Seattle B.S. degree in psychology requirement) or MATH 111  (U.W. Seattle B.A. degree in psychology requirement) if not used for Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning.

Strongly Recommended:


Selected Courses:


Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: Any Anthropology or Sociology course (U.W. Seattle B.A. and B.S. degree in psychology requirement) except for ANTH& 205 , which is a Natural Sciences course.

Strongly Recommended:


Selected Courses:


General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: MATH& 148  (U.W. Seattle B.A. degree in psychology requirement), MATH& 151  (U.W. Seattle B.S. degree in psychology requirement).

What is Psychology?


Psychology is a scientific study exploring both physiological and environmental factors affecting human behavior. According to the American Psychological Association, “psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience - from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental health care services, ‘the understanding of behavior’ is the enterprise of psychologists.”

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?


Students who major in Psychology gain a depth of knowledge, skills and experience that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Psychology majors become case managers, probation officers, consultants, mediators, business professionals, grant writers, and journalists. With additional education, psychology majors can become social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, professors, researchers and lawyers.

Potential employers include: Mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, health and human services, child development centers, government agencies, courts and correctional facilities, law firms, public advocacy groups, private foundations, non-profit organizations, advertising and marketing firms, public relations firms, newspapers, radio and tv stations, or self-employment/private practice. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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