Discover what you can learn and where a psychology major can take you.
The Department of Psychology is committed to providing a high-quality education to undergraduate and graduate students, helping students understand the central role of science in understanding human behavior, and maintaining a well-rounded faculty that represents all areas of study in the field, including both theoretical and applied interests.
- Inquisitive, empathetic and a good listener
- Exploring human nature
- Observing others
- Solving problems
- Critical thinking
- To apply psychological research and concepts to address real-world problems
- Learn basic counseling skills
- To identify strengths and weaknesses in psychological research
- Special education programs
- Guidance counselor
- Child counselor
- Hospitals and clinics
- Behavior analyst
- Mental health counselor
- Parent training
- Vocational guidance
- Local business and government agencies Stanislaus County Health Services Agency or Public Health Services of Stanislaus County
- School districts across the state of California
- Local mental health agencies such as Stanislaus Recovery Center or California Psychiatric Transitions
- Local non-profit and non-governmental agencies such as Peer Advocacy Network or Turlock Women’s Center
Degrees and Programs
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with concentrations available in:
- Developmental Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Psychology minor
- Master of Arts in Psychology General: Prepares students for Ph.D. program or college level teaching/research
- Master of Arts in Psychology Behavior Analysis: Prepares students to have acareer as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
- Master of Science in Psychology, Behavior Analysis and MFT: prepares student to be a BCBA and a MFT.
- Master of Science in Psychology, Counseling: Prepares student to be a MFT.
"I felt that pursuing psychology would allow me to make a positive difference in this world. The study of the mind amazes me. I have a passion for neurospychology and my long-term goal is psychiatry."