Psychology is the empirical study of behavior, emotion and mental processes. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations and within health and human services.



The psychology major provides students with a variety of workforce ready skills. Review the American Psychological Association'sThe Skillful Psychology Student: Prepared for Success in the 21st Century Workplace for a summary of these marketable skills across five domains: cognitive, communication, personal, social, and technological.



Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are statements of the kind of learning a program hopes a student will achieve. The PLOs describe the knowledge, skills, problem-solving, communication and values that apply to all certificates and/or degrees within that program. 

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills as related to human behavior and mental processes.
  2. Apply the scientific method to distinguish science from pseudoscience as it relates to behavior and mental processes.
  3. Communicate scientifically to peers and to the community.



PSYC 101 - Introductory Psychology

PSYC 109 - Biopsychology

PSYC 110 - Developmental Psychology

PSYC 121 - Human Sexuality and Intimacy

PSYC 204 - Social Psychology

PSYC 213 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 215 - Introduction to Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 217 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology



The Psychology Department supports our students in completing their degrees in a timely manner. To make it easier to plan your schedule, review the planned course offerings for the next four terms by opening the link below (the link will launch a Google sheet).

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Note: Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.