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
206-546-5885 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5368
206-546-4656 email@example.com Rm 5353
206-546-4678 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5317
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
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.)
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
Communication (10 Credits)
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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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