Psychology Department

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...

Program Learning Outcomes for Psychology:

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  2. Differentiate psychology from pseudoscience.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic research methods for gathering and evaluating data.
  4. Apply the principles of psychology to the diverse world in which they live.

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Psi Beta

Find out more information about how to join our National Psi Beta Honor Society by contacting
Requirements are:

  1. Have at least a 3.25 Overall Grade Point Average.
  2. Have a “B” average (3.0 GPA) in completed psychology courses.
  3. Have completed at least one psychology course and 12 semester hours total college credit.
  4. Complete application and pay a $60 application fee.

Psyc 2 Enrollment

Having trouble enrolling in Psyc 2 (Research Methods)?  You may need to complete our Prerequisite form. 

If you took the Prerequisites elsewhere, you may need this form

Email form with attached transcripts to

It may take 48 hours to complete your request

Questions? Contact the Division, to find out more.




Czerniawski, Jennifer,Ph.D.View profile information for Staff Memberweb page
Office BGS 303
(949) 582-4847

Damm, Kathryn, Ph.D. View profile information for Staff Memberweb page
Department Chair
Office BGS 323
(949) 582-4816

Caroline Gee, Ph.D. View profile information for Staff Member web page
Office BGS 307
(949) 582-4595

Kris Leppien-Christensen, Ph.D. View profile information for Staff Member web page
Office BGS 321
(949) 582-4827

Amira Wegenek, Ph.D View profile information for Staff Member
Office BGS 323
(949) 582-4407

Associate Faculty in Psychology

Core Courses and Resources


  • PSYC 1 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 3 Biological Psychology

Student Learning Outcomes

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