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Psychology Department

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Dept. Chair:

Andrea Garvey





Steven Boyd


(916) 484-8398

The Psychology degree is designed to facilitate students' successful transfer to four-year programs that prepare them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs. Psychologists with graduate degrees and professional certificates have a broad range of employment opportunities including, but not limited to, clinical practice, research, and teaching. Clinical psychologists work in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. Research psychologists work in a range of fields associated with the study of human behavior, including biomedical, sports psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

The Associate in Arts degree in Psychology for Transfer provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of psychology. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths.

What do psychologists do?  To find out more about psychology careers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook

Psychology Clubs

Our Psychology Department is affiliated with several clubs on-campus.  If you are interested in learning more about these clubs please contact the faculty advisor for that club.

Psi Beta - Psi Beta's mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.  Here is some more information about the benefits of membership as well as the requirements to join.  For more information about this club please email Professor Lori Hokerson directly or visit ARC Psi Beta in Facebook.  

Life is Worth the Walk (LWW) - For more information about this club please email the faculty advisor Professor Peg Scott directly.  Here are some helpful links for students: