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Psychology

Department Overview
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior, which forms a basis for making inferences about mental processes. It involves the study of mental states and processes, human behavior, and human nature and society. Pierce Colleges psychology program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions as psychology majors; helps prepare students for vocational certification or licensure in disciplines related to and supported by psychological training; and provides courses that contribute to the personal growth and well-being of students who seek more knowledge of themselves and the world around them. Students planning to transfer as psychology majors should complete AA-DTA degree requirements and must check with transfer institutions regarding specific requirements and transferable credits. Up to 30 psychology credits may be accepted, depending on the transfer institution. Often, psychology majors are best served by gaining a strong background in anatomy and physiology, philosophy, sociology and anthropology well as in psychology. Students are strongly urged to work closely with faculty advisors to plan an overall program of study that best meets their transfer needs and career goals.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Psychology
PSYC& 100 - General Psychology (formerly PSYCH 110 - CCN)General Degree RequirementSocial ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
PSYC& 180 - Human Sexuality (formerly PSYCH 225 - CCN)Social ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
PSYC 192 - CAREER DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND APPLICATION
PSYC& 200 - Lifespan Psychology (formerly PSYCH 205 - CCN)General Degree RequirementSocial ScienceGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
PSYC 201 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL GROWTH (FORMERLY PSYCH 201)Social ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
PSYC 210 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (FORMERLY PSYCH 210)General Degree RequirementSocial ScienceGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
PSYC 215 - GROUP EXPERIENCE (FORMERLY PSYCH 215)General Degree RequirementGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
PSYC& 220 - Abnormal Psychology (formerly PSYCH 235 - CCN)General Degree RequirementSocial ScienceGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
PSYC 230 - INTRO TO PERSONALITY (FORMERLY PSYCH 230)General Degree RequirementSocial ScienceGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite