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Transfer Guide: Psychology

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This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about this major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD.  For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.      

Dual Admission Program: As soon as you have been accepted to Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College, you may participate in the St. Ambrose Dual Admission program by completing a SAU application and indicating your intended date to transfer. Through Dual Admission you will receive SAU advising support while earning your associate's degree, plus you can attend SAU home athletic events and Galvin Fine Arts performances, plus use the Physical Education Center and career development services at no cost.  Students who apply for the Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward an associate's degree are eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when beginning fulltime studies at St. Ambrose.  Click here for more information on Dual Admission

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA). 
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Course Equivalencies. SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.    

Courses to select from AA general education degree categories: Humanities: PHI:101, PHI:105 OR PHI:110 Social Sciences: PSY:111 Math: MAT:156 Science:  Students pursuing a B.S. in Psychology need to take specific science courses. 

EICC courses which will fulfill these science course requirements include:   

  • BIO:114 General Biology IA (=SAU BIOL 199)
  • CHM:165/166 General Chem I w/Lab (=SAU CHEM105)
  • PHY:162 College Physics I (=SAU PHY203)

Electives:  PEH:109 Personal Wellness

Course Fulfillment

The courses which will fulfill psychology major requirements at SAU are listed below. SAU requires students to complete a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories:

Clinical
PSY:236 Psychology of Personality (=SAU PSYC:323*) 3
PSY:241 Abnormal Psychology (=SAU PSYC:324*) 3
Social/Developmental
PSY:121 Developmental Psych (=SAU PSYC:305*) 3
PSY:251 Social Psychology (=SAU PSYC:306*) 3
PSY:262 Psychology of Gender (=SAU PSYC:203) 3
Other
PSY:211 Psychology of Adjustment (=SAU PSYC:201) 3
PSY:261 Human Sexuality (=SAU PSYC:205) 3

*Will not count toward upper division credit at SAU.    

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor 
563/333-6310
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu