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

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year 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.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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 (18-21 units): Choose two courses from Areas 1, 2, and 3. See notes.
  • Electives (9-12 units): Choose courses in Areas 1–3 and/or additional upper-division psychology courses. See notes.

University Electives: 7 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PSY 303 Psychology: The Major and the Profession (Major Core) 1
PSY 371 Psychological Statistics (Major Core) 3
Basic Area Courses – Take Two 1 6-8
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
PSY 400 Introduction to Research in Psychology (Major Core) 3
Basic Area Courses – Take Two 1 6-8
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History  
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Third Semester
PSY 305GW Writing in Psychology - GWAR (Major Core) 3
PSY 690 Future Directions for Psychology Majors (Major Core) 1
Basic Area Course – Take One 1 3-4
Major Elective – Take One 2 3-4
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government  
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Fourth Semester
Basic Area Course – Take One 1 3-4
Major Elective – Take Two 2 6-8
University Elective 4
 Total Units54