Why Choose Our Psychology Program?

Psychology courses at San Joaquin Delta College are designed to provide a survey of the many fields in Psychology. Students learn about the methods used in psychology, and creative approaches to problem solving on a personal basis as well as in greater society. Empasis is placed on critical and analytical thinking.

The psychology faculty believe that the study of psychology involves acquiring knowledge about human and animal behavior as a basis for further study in advanced courses, as a basis for working with clients in a supervised therapy setting, and as a basis for being an informed citizen in our society. It is not just acquired knowledge, but also an understanding of the variety of behaviors that may lead to greater sensitivity and compassion toward the motives of other people. It may also result in greater insight into and acceptance of the reasons for one's own behavior and as a possible vehicle for change.

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying Psychology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!


Degree and Certificate options

Psychology courses explore the knowledge about human and animal behavior as a basis for further study in advanced courses, as a basis for working with clients in a supervised therapy setting, and as a basis for being an informed citizen in our society. Those who are pursuing a career may choose to complete a certificate or an Associate in Arts degree and then transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in psychology.

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

For consumer information about the cost to complete certificate programs and completion rates, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Degrees

  • Psychology, Associate in Arts
  • Psychology, Associate in Arts for Transfer

Certificates

  • Mental Health Specialist, Certificate of Achievement
  • Substance Abuse Counselor, Certificate of Achievement

Helpful Links

Learn Psychology, recently published an in-depth resource for current and future psychology students. The guide to School Psychology provides a comprehensive profile of the field, as well as detailed information on degree levels and courses, popular careers, scholarships, internships and student resources. You can view the guide and homepage at the following location:

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