The Psychology Associate Degree program is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for the student transferring to a four-year institution with a major in psychology. The psychology major requires 18 units in psychology and related fields. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Course work in this program will provide a better understanding of human behavior in the areas of biological psychology, life-span development, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy and social psychology. The psychology major prepares students for four-year programs with emphasis in psychology, counseling, child development, educational psychology, education, social work, sociology, human services and nursing.