Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Psychology 2010-2014

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
PSY 201 Mind and Brain & PSY 202 Mind and Society PSY 201A* & 202A* General Psychology I & II 8

WR 121 College Composition I and

WR 122 College Composition II or 123 College Composition III

WR 121 English Composition I and

WR 122 English Composition II or 123 English Composition III



MTH 111 College Algebra or MTH 243 Statistics is recommended

Any MTH above MTH 111 is accepted

MTH 111 College Algebra


MTH 243 & 244 Statistics I & II is recommended

MTH above MTH 111 is accepted

except MTH 211, 212, 213


12 credits of college Biology, Chemistry or Physics (NOT Astronomy) - all 12 credits must be in same area.

or CH 111 or 211, and any two of BI 211, 212, and 213

Any Biology, Chemistry or Physics (excluding Astronomy and CH 100) - all 12 credits must be in same area .

Exception: Students may also complete 2 courses from BI 211-213 and CH 100.

12 - 15

*PCC's PSY 201A and 202A are seen as being equivalent to the U of O's PSY 201 and 202. However, students who take PSY 201A and 202A at PCC, will need to have the U of O Psychology department contact their Registrar's office and do an "exception" for these courses to be transcripted as being equivalent to the U of O's PSY 201 and 202.

Additional Requirements

All students participate in and collaborate on research as part of the academic course sequence. Interested students are encouraged to gain additional research experience through research assistant positions in faculty labs and the undergraduate honors thesis program. The psychology major affords students great flexibility in selecting upper-division courses to fit individual goals and interests. Classroom and hands-on opportunities are enriched by numerous faculty research programs that range in levels of analysis and intellectual focus. An undergraduate degree in psychology provides the background for a broad range of careers, including social services, education, law, or graduate programs in psychology.

 University of Oregon’s psychology curriculum is designed to provide intensive and cumulative education for students who plan to major in psychology. In general, students are expected to get a good background in writing and math for the major. This is followed by our statistics and research methods classes which lay the groundwork for higher level work. The 400 level core courses train students in important skills such as critical thinking about research, report writing, experimentation, and oral presentation, as well as providing exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge in central aspects of psychological science. At this level, there are several broad areas of investigation: cognitive psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; and clinical, personality, and psychopathology. All majors are required to take a selection of core courses from these areas.

An on line version of the handbook is found at http://psychweb.uoregon.edu/.   

  • For PCC courses that transfer to U of O, refer to the Transfer Equivalencies above.
  • If you plan to earn an AAOT degree, all U of O general education requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2013