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Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Psychology. Completion of this degree opens doors to entry level employment in many sectors including non-profit, social work, healthcare, education, business, and government.
It also allows you to transfer at ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Psychology. Completion of this degree opens doors to entry level employment in many sectors including non-profit, social work, healthcare, education, business, and government.
It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Psychology program at a four-year college or university.   

Students in this pathway develop an awareness of human behavior and thinking that will serve them in both personal and professional capacities.
Other skills that are developed in psychology are: scientific literacy in reading and writing, critical thinking, familiarity with research, interpersonal
awareness, group communication and collaboration, problem solving skills, information-finding skills, and time management. Competencies in these
areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

 

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

 

Integrated Studies: ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
Integrated Studies: PSYC245
Social Psychology
5 units
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

 

PSYC&100
General Psychology
5 units
SOC101 or ANTH&206
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
PSYC222 or PSYC&220
Choose a course
5 units
CMST205 or HUM105 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact and visit Psychology departments at potential universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.

 

PSYC&200 or PSYC230
Choose a course
5 units
World Language I or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
HUM140 or MUSC110
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Apply to participate in the Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Washington.
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.

 

 

PSYC209
Fund of Psych Research
5 units
BIOL128
Survey of Human Anat&Phy
5 units
World Language II or PSYC210
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
PSYC217
Intro to Probabil/Stats
5 units
ENVS&101 or NUTR&101 or HEA150
Choose a course
5 units
World Language III or CMST&220
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

A Psychology pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include:

  • Career Counselor
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Educator
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Community Organizer
  • Social Services Aide
  • News or Technical Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit
www.bls.gov/oes.
 

Once you complete the AA-DTA degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Psychology, or related field at a four-year university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Psychology graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.


 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Brian Holt
email
(206) 934-4513

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Location
IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103https://northseattle.edu/programs/psychology

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658