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Psychology is the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. It focuses on the biological, social, personal, and cognitive factors that influence behavior and covers such topics as the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality, development, normal and abnormal behavior, and social psychology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior using a systematic approach.
  • Demonstrate greater interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of individual and cultural differences.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many career options available for the psychology major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor's degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: drug abuse counselor, marriage/family/child counselor, high school or college counselor or instructor, opinion survey designer, mental health worker, employment counselor, social worker, research assistant, and research analyst.


Andrea Craddock

Andrea Craddock
Phone: (530) 938-5258


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201