link Psychology Program

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Mission College Psychology

Psychology concerns itself with the study of human and animal behavior. It involves both pure science and the practical application of science to matters of everyday life. Many career options center on helping others understand, predict and control their own behavior and the behavior of others.

  • Earn an A.A. in Psychology degree for Transfer (AA-T).
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
  • Take related courses in Communication Studies, Child Development, Human Services, Marketing and Health Occupations

Psychology Courses to Consider

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Substance Abuse

With PSY 030 understand the physiological and psychological effects of substance abuse.

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Human Sexuality

Explore anatomy, expression orientation and STDs in PSY 045.

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Abnormal Psychology

Discuss the various mental disorders and treatments in PSY 025.

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Understanding Human Behavior in Nursing

Nurses everyday deal with a variety of issues associated with our classes in psychology. Take a look at their program, including being a Psychiatric Technician.

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Challenge Yourself with Honors

The Honors Project is a group of like-minded high achieving students looking for a challenge in college. This course is part of their studies.


Career Options
Career Options
  • Administration
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Childcare Worker
  • College Professor
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Social Services Counselor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Tech/Aide
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrician
  • Public Survey
  • Research
  • Therapist
  • Training/Development Specialist
  • Ward Attendant
  • Youth Supervisor

Some career options require more than two years of college study. Check out the Transfer Center for more information on reaching your educational goals.