Psychology is the scientific study of brain, behavior, and mental processes.​ It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Career Options

Career options​ ​for students who get a degree in psychology include: therapist, data scientist, manager, human resources officer, physician, ​researcher, career counselor, police officer, case manager, child care worker, sport psychologist, and parole officer.​

​​Student Voice

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Saeed Ahmad ​Saee​d Ahmad

​​Ahmad g​​r​aduated from Norco College in 2018 with an associates degree in p​sychology and transferred to UCLA.

“I owe a lot to Norco College and I have absolutely no regrets, just gratitude,” Ahmad said.​

To read more of Saeed's story, click here​.

Academic Programs in Psychology

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Social & Behavioral Sciences 
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Social & Behavioral Sciences - CSU Pathway

Psychology for Transfer (ADT)​ - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School

Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Psychology)​​​
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

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