Psychology Degree Pathways

Majoring in psychology is a great option if you are interested in a career that is dedicated to solving human problems. Studying Psychology gives you the opportunity to learn about behavior and mental processes. 

DVC's Psychology Program explores topics including, self-concept, motivation, cognition, culture, meditation, learning, neuroscience, clinical assessment, personality, health, lifespan development, emotions and research methodology.

Degrees offered by the Psychology area:

Associate in arts for transfer degree

You can learn more about these options and the requirements in our catalog or psychology brochure.

We know that navigating degrees and certificate requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you. 

Although some students are able to get an entry-level position after completing the program, most students transfer to a four-year university to gain a bachelor's degree. 

Career options with additional education:

  • Psychotherapist
  • School psychologist
  • College professor
  • Researcher
  • Counselor
  • Administrator

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Centerschedule an appointment with a counselor, or contact one of our faculty and staff members. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC.

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.