Psychology and Child Development

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.

students in the library

iconInterests

  • Inquisitive, empathetic and a good listener
  • Exploring human nature
  • Research
  • Observing others
  • Solving problems
  • Critical thinking

icon Learn

  • To apply psychological research and concepts to address real-world problems
  • Learn basic counseling skills
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses in psychological research

iconGo!

  • Teaching
  • Special education programs
  • Guidance counselor
  • Child counselor
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Behavior analyst
  • Mental health counselor
  • Parent training
  • Vocational guidance

iconCareer Opportunities

  • 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

icon 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.

Psychology Student

 

"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."

Martha Soria-Pimentel
Psychology Student