Transfer Student Information:
Psychological Sciences requires three lower-division classes that can be taken at community
college (if articulated in assist.org). They are:
- PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology – accepted from most institutions.
- PSYC 220: Introductory Statistics in Psychology – must be a behavioral statistics
course or articulated as such.
- PSYC 230: Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 100 and 220 are prerequisites). Must
have a lab component and be articulated.
PSYC 220 and PSYC 230 Articulation at Local Community Colleges:
||Palomar: PSYC 205 or SOC 205
||Mira Costa: PSYC 104 or SOC 104
||Mt. San Jacinto: MATH 140
||SDCCD Mesa, Miramar, City: PSYC 258
||Palomar: PSYC 230
||Mira Costa: PSYC 205
||Mt. San Jacinto: PSYC 124 *must have lab component (2017 and later)
Additional Enrollment Information:
- Upper-division courses in the major can only be taken at CSUSM or at an accredited
university if approved by a department faculty advisor.
- Lower-division courses taken at community college are not equivalent to upper division
courses numbered 300-400 level at CSUSM. Example: PSYC 125- Human Sexuality at Palomar
College is NOT equivalent to PSYC 352 -Human Sexuality at CSUSM
- Verify with your ARR that prerequisites have been transferred before you attempt to
enroll in upper-division courses (300-400 level).
- Most upper-division major courses require preparatory courses to be completed. Example:
PSYC 100, 220 and 230 must be in your transfer credit report before taking PSYC 332
– Social Psychology etc...
- You may have taken what is equivalent to PSYC 100 and PSYC 230 at the community college
and don’t have the equivalent PSYC 220. You must still take PSYC 220.