Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Students will learn fundamentals of theories and practice of thinking, feeling and behaving. Students will come away with a basic background in the in the multifaceted discipline, including (but not limited to) clinical practice, human development, cognitive processes, social behavior, health and sports psychology.

Core Psychology classes include:

  • General Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Related electives include:

  • Sports Psychology
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Sexual behavior
  • Stress Management
  • Introduction to Drugs and Behavior
  • Introduction to Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Psychology Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

Associate's Level:
Bachelor's Level:
Master's/Doctorate Level:
Human Service Assistant Administrative Services Manager Psychotherapists/Counselor
Youth Counselor Human Resource Specialist Cognitive Psychologist
Correctional or Police Officer Public Relations Specialist Forensic Psychology
Psych Tech Guidance Counselor School Psychologists
Peer Support Specialist  Sales Manager or Representative Neuroscientist
Child Care Social Worker Learning Disabilities Specialist


Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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