Are you interested in helping people?

DVC's psychology program gives you the foundation for a rewarding career. You will gain critical thinking skills and learn why people think, feel, and act the way they do, and how to increase happiness in yourself and others. This growing field has uses in virtually every aspect of life. It is a great path for anyone interested in a career that helps others and gives back to the community.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The psychology program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Management and Human Resources
  • Behavioral Health
  • Teaching
  • Psychotherapy
  • Scientific Research
  • Forensic Psychology


Change your life with a psychology degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.