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Transfer Guide: Psychology

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.

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). 
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:

PSY:236 Psychology of Personality (=SAU PSYC 323*), 3 credits
PSY:241 Abnormal Psychology (=SAU PSYC 324*), 3 credits

PSY:121 Developmental Psych (=SAU PSYC 305*), 3 credits
PSY:251 Social Psychology (=SAU PSYC 306*), 3 credits
PSY:262 Psychology of Gender (=SAU PSYC 203), 3 credits

PSY:211 Psychology of Adjustment (=SAU PSYC 201), 3 credits
PSY:261 Human Sexuality (=SAU PSYC 205), 3 credits

*Will not count toward upper division credit at SAU.

SAU Contact Person
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor

Updated November 2014