Academic Concentration

Planning to transfer to a University to pursue a degree in psychology?

Bellevue College Psychology Department offers an academic concentration in psychology on your Associates in Arts and Sciences [PDF]degree.

To qualify, students must:

Take four courses (20 credits) in Psychology as part of the AAS degree –Grade Requirement of C- or better in each concentration course.

  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5)
  • TWO of the following five courses:
    • PSYC&200 Lifespan Psychology (5)
    • PSYC 202 Introduction to Physiological Psychology (5)
    • PSYC 205 Theories of Personality (5)
    • PSYC 209 Fundamentals of Psychological Research (5)
    • PSYC&220 Abnormal Psychology (5)
  • 5 additional credits in Psychology


  1. We strongly recommend students to consult with a faculty member in the Psychology department before completing the form and/or beginning their journey to get the academic concentration.
  2. Only one PSYC course can go towards the Social Science distribution. PSYC 202 can count towards the Natural Science distribution.
  • Email the department chair, Deepti Karkhanis, for approval and a recommendation.

Students must take the following steps to ensure qualification:

  1. Complete the Application for Academic Concentration form [PDF].
  2. Email an advisor in the Psychology department for advice.
  3. Go to the graduation webpage and submit two graduation applications, one for the associate degree, and then one more for the concentration.

Get your bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University by taking classes on Bellevue College campus:

The Bellevue College campus hosts B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Health Psychology degrees through Eastern Washington University. For more information about these programs, contact Eastern at BC by phone at (425) 564-5100 or email

Are you already thinking about graduate school in psychology?

The American Psychological Association has a great set of video resources on how to prepare for and apply to graduate school. Read more on APA Resources!

Last Updated March 20, 2024