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.
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Academic Programs in Psychology
The academic maps will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
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