Psychology is the study of people through an examination of their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. MiraCosta’s psychology program has a biological and physiological emphasis. Students are introduced to psychology, the science, developing a respect for systematic research and analysis. Students follow the principles of the scientific method and learn to write using American Psychological Association (APA. style. The psychology discipline provides the tools to efficiently and skillfully gather data and cogently examine the nature of human behavior. Students may take courses to prepare for a psychology major or to fulfill general education requirements.
Career options include a variety of positions in human services and business; teaching; research; counseling; clinical, school, or industrial psychology.
- A.A. in Univesity Studies: Human Development
- A.A. in University Studies: Psychology
- Certificate of Proficiency: Research Fundamentals; Volunteer Services
Department Chair: Steve Eso
Dean: Alketa Wojcik
Secretary: Dana Ledet