Psychology

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options.

Career Options

Activities Director, Administrator, Advertising Account Executive, Art Therapist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health Worker, Correctional Officer, Counselor, Customer Service Representative, Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Employee Relations Specialist, Employment Interviewer/Counselor, Experimental Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Manpower Development Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Minister, Personnel Specialist, Probation/Parole Officer, Program Director, Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychiatric Technician, Psychiatrist, Psychometrist, Public Health Educator, Public Relations Representative, Recreation Specialist/Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Research Assistant, Residential Counselor, Sales Representative, School Psychologist, Special Education, Speech Pathologist/Therapist, Statistician, Training Specialist, Welfare Worker, Youth Organization Leader

Faculty Yashica Crawford, Shawn Purcell, Robert McCoy, Susan Rahman Department Phone: 415-485-9630

A.A.-T. In Psychology

Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer

This degree is intended for students who plan to transfer to the California State University (CSU) with a major in psychology. Students who complete the degree will be guaranteed admission to a CSU campus and will be prepared to pursue a bachelors’ degree in a similar major.

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T) offers a breadth of courses in the discipline and allows the students to satisfy the lower division major preparation requirements. The degree introduces students to the theories and practices in psychology. Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to identify and describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Students will apply the scientific method and critical thinking skills to formulate and evaluate valid hypotheses in the field as well as describe how psychological principles are applied in business, industry, childrearing and social interactions. Furthermore, students will be able to articulate how basic psychosocial factors influence behavior, attitudes, and personal presuppositions.