Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The spectrum of psychology is broad and encompasses academic fields such as cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, health psychology, counseling/clinical psychology, sport psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology.

The mission of the Psychology Department is to provide our students with up–to–date knowledge, understanding, and interest in psychology, and facilitate students' critical and creative thinking about human diversity, behavior, thoughts, and emotions. We develop courses to fulfill the educational needs of students who are pursuing a wide variety of degrees and careers, including the A.A./A.S degree, four–year college transfer, and Allied Health professional programs.

Psychology Courses Offered

  • General Psychology
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Survey of Physiological Psychology
  • Fundamental of Psychological Research
  • Psychology of Human Relations
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of African–Americans
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Racism
  • Human Sexuality
  • Personality Theories

Career Possibilities: The field of psychology opens many career opportunities for students. For more information visit "Careers in Psychology" at O*NET.

Psychology Organizations

  • American Psychological Association - The APA's mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
  • Washington State Psychological Association - WSPA's mission is to support psychologists and psychologists–in–training and to promote the practice of psychology in order to maintain the vitality of the profession in the public interest.