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 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.
Ahmad graduated from Norco College in 2018 with an associates degree in
psychology and transferred to UCLA.
“I owe a lot to Norco College and I have absolutely no regrets, just gratitude,” Ahmad said.
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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
|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