Psychology

Overview

Psychology

Why do people behave the way they do? How do our brains influence our behavior? Find out in psychology, the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior. People are living happier, more meaningful lives because of psychological research. Learn how to understand and help people and major in psychology.

Careers in Mental Health, Counseling and Education

Psychology majors work in many fields, including business, law, sports and medicine.

  • Start your career as a psychiatrist, counselor or therapist.
  • You could be a teacher, professor or researcher.
  • Work as a social worker, behavior analyst or school psychologist.
  • Work in social justice or become a substance abuse counselor.

Academic Plans for Psychology

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Psychology for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
PSYC 0100 3
ENGL 0001A 3
ANTH 0002 3
PSYC 0102 1
PSYC 0130 or PSYC 0150 3
KIN 0006 or KIN 0018 or KIN 0005A 1.5
TOTAL 14.5
Term 2
Course Units
ENGL 0001B 3
SPAN 0001 5
PSYC 0142 or MATH 0013 3
ASTR 0010 or GEOG 0001 3
TOTAL 14
Term 3
Course Units Notes
(PSYC 0140 and PSYC 0140L) 4  
HIST 0017B or HIST 0018A 3  
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 3  
SSCI 0050 or PHOT 0010 or ENGL 0037 or ENGL 0038 6 Choose two courses from this list.
TOTAL 16  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
PSYC 0105 4  
PSYC 0103 3  
PSYC 0107 3  
PHIL 0002 3  
HIST 0027 or POLS 0001 3

Students should consider taking POLS 0001 if they previously chose to complete HIST 0018A in order to meet CSU graduation requirements in US History, Constitution and American Ideals. 

Students who take HIST 0017B can either take HIST 0027 or POLS 0001 in order to meet this CSU graduation requirement.

TOTAL 16  

Psychology—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
PSYC 0100 3
ENGL 0001A 3
ANTH 0002 3
PSYC 0102 1
PSYC 0130 or PSYC 0150 3
KIN 0006 or KIN 0018 or KIN 0005A 1.5
TOTAL 14.5
Term 2
Course Units Notes
ENGL 0001B 3  
SPAN 0001 5  
PSYC 0142 or MATH 0013 3-4 See course descriptions for prerequisite information.
ASTR 0010 or GEOG 0001 3  
TOTAL 14-15  
Term 3
Course Units
PSYC 0140 3
PSYC 0140L 1
HIST 0017B or HIST 0018A 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 3
SSCI 0050 or PHOT 0010 or ENGL 0037 or ENGL 0038 3
SSCI 0050 or PHOT 0010 or ENGL 0037 or ENGL 0038 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units Notes
PSYC 0105 4  
PSYC 0103 3  
PSYC 0107 3  
PHIL 0002 3  
HIST 0027 or POLS 0001 3 If planning to transfer to a CSU, choose HIST 0027 if HIST 0017B has already been taken, or choose POLS 0001 if HIST 0018A was taken.
TOTAL 16  

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