Associate in Arts (A.A.) Transfer Degree | The Psychology Program at College of DuPage

College of DuPage offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree that will transfer to a baccalaureate-granting school.

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Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
Program Requirements

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

The Psychology Majors Panel of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) strongly encourages community college students to complete an A.A. degree prior to transfer. In addition to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, a maximum of three courses beyond General Psychology are guaranteed for transfer by the Baccalaureate Majors agreement under the following conditions:

If the receiving institution offers the course as a lower diversion course, then course-for-course transfer is guaranteed
If the receiving institution does not offer the course, or does not offer the course at the lower level, the student will receive elective, lower division, psychology credit for the course.

Check the Course Descriptions. Courses designated "IAI" are among those listed under the agreement for guaranteed transfer. Courses not so designated may still transfer with decisions being made on a school-by-school basis.

Academic advisors are knowledgeable of specific transfer requirements at various colleges and universities, and students should regularly consult with their advisors throughout their academic careers.

IAI transfer web site

Program Requirements

The following files describe in detail the requirements for this program. They are portable document format files that can be viewed and printed with free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Please consult a faculty member before beginning your coursework.

  • Psychology, Associate in Arts

When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet.


College of DuPage and Governors State University have partnered to offer a seamless program that begins with study toward an Associate in Arts at COD and continues through the Bachelor's of Arts at Governors State.