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Psychology is the scientific study of human and non-human behavior as well as the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie sensations, perceptions, emotions, motivation, memory, cognitive, and motor functions constituting our mental processes and higher states of consciousness. Psychologists are concerned with the human experience relative to culture, ethnicity, work, health, development, and psychopathology. The field involves both pure science and practical application to matters of everyday life. Those who pursue one of psychology’s 55 sub-fields, as identified by the American Psychological Association, will find a wonderful variety of career options with the common goal of improving human life and understanding as well as the world in which we live.


Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Psychology Associate in Arts Degree 60 units
Psychology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 60 units

PSYCHOLOGY: For transfer information see and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

Jose Bautista
Brian Oliveira
Michelle D. Reed


  • Exemplary instructional staff, with many years of experience, representing different specializations and areas of interest
  • A wide range of course offerings: Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse, Life-Span Developmental Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Women, Experimental Psychophysiology, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology

Career Options

  • Research Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychologist (Ph. D.; Psy. Doc.)
  • College Professor
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist Related Fields
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Educational Therapist
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marriage & Family Counselor
  • Nurse Practitioner (LVN: RN)
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician/Aide
  • Public Survey
  • Social Service Counselor
  • Sociologis
  • Ward Attendant
  • Youth Supervisor
Note: Some career options often require more than two years of study
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Last Updated 1/18/24