The goal of the psychology program at Saddleback College is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the science of psychology for both students whose major is psychology and those taking psychology courses to fulfill general education requirements. We provide high quality instruction in courses which meet transfer requirements for many four year institutions. Further, personal growth and insight fostered through coursework in psychology will provide students with a repertoire of skills to relate to the culturally diverse world in which they live.

Degrees and Certificates

Why Major in Psychology?

A psychology major is a good choice for students who want to work with people and are interested in understanding human behavior and mental processes. Helpful skills for psychology majors include open-mindedness, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication abilities.

Areas of Study

  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Aspects of Human Sexuality
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology of Women
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Contact the Psychology Department

Joyce Speakman

Senior Administrative Assistant
BSG 321

Yvonne Belardes

Office Assistant
BGS 318

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