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 Human Resource Management
Correctional or Police Officer Public Relations Specialist Forensic Psychology
Psych Tech School & Career Counselor School Psychologists
Addiction Rehab Assistant Sales Manager or Representative College Professor/Scientist
Child Care Social Worker Learning Disabilities Specialist


Students successfully completing the Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Psychology or a related field. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. UC transfer is streamlined by following a  UC Transfer PathwayPlease see a counselor for your best major prep and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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