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About the Program

Psychology is a dynamic field that seeks to help people thrive and live healthy lives.  The Foothill psychology department supports student-centered learning opportunities grounded in ethical practices.  We value the lived experiences of both students and faculty in the exploration of how we learn, how the brain and nervous system function, and how we heal and recover from trauma and mental illness.  Our psychology program offers AA and AA-T degrees as well as access to research internships, professional conferences, and peer clubs.  Our goal is to help prepare students to advance social and mental health justice.

What fields can you work in with a degree in psychology?

  • Mental health work
  • Business, marketing, sales, human resources
  • Social services, non-profits
  • Health care
  • Education (teacher, academic counselor)
  • Law enforcement
  • Research (neuroscience, social psyc, marketing)
  • Community activism
  • There are many more field options.  See the career guide below.

Psychology Career Guide

  • Check out this career guide from the American Psychological Association (APA) for a helpful overview of the field. 
  • Job opportunities are available in psychology with an Associates Degree (A.A.), a Bachelors Degree (B.A. or B.S.) a Masters Degree (M.A., MFT, MSW, and LPCC) or a Docorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.).
  • Intersted in becoming a counselor or therapist?  Check out for information about academic paths and career opportunities.

Social Science Internship Opportunity

We have an exciting partnership with Stanford University where Foothill students can be placed as interns in research labs at Stanford.  Check out the Social Science Internship page for more info.

Degrees & Certificates

View the list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select a program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts Degree


We offer a broad range of psychology courses. See our course catalog for a full listing and detailed descriptions, with links to currently offered classes.

PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 units)
PSYC 1H Honors General Psychology (5 units)

PSYC 2 Cultural Psychology (4 units)

PSYC 4 Introduction to Biopsychology (5 units)

PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
PSYC 9 Positive Psychology (4 units)

PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
PSYC 14 Child & Adolescent Development (4 units)
PSYC 21 Psychology of Women: Sex & Gender Differences (4 units)
PSYC 22 Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination (4 units)
PSYC 25 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 33 Introduction to Personality Psychology (4 units)
PSYC 39 Psychology of Sports (4 units)
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality (4 units)
PSYC 51 Applied Research Experience (1 unit)

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Psychology Department


Ben Stefonik, Department Chair:

Division Office Contacts

Aaron Korngiebel, Division Dean
Business & Social Sciences Division


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