Psychology

About the Program

A Human BrainThe Psychology program at Modesto Junior College offers a large variety of courses within the field of psychology. We offer transfer level courses to prepare students for advanced study at four-year universities and many careers in psychology.

Courses offered in psychology include:

101- General Psychology
102- Research Methods in Psychology
103- Neuroscience
104- Social Psychology
105- Abnormal Psychology, the study of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
110- Human Sexualities
111- Psychology of Gender
118- Drugs and Human Behavior
121- Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
130- Personal Adjustment, our course in personal growth
141- Lifespan Development

Psychology majors are encouraged to take Psych. 101, 102, 103 and 121 prior to transferring to a four-year university.

Degree offered

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Potential Jobs

Psychiatrist

60+ Annual Job Openings
within 50 miles of Modesto
$265k+ Annual Median Salary

$136/hour average

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Behavior Specialist

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within 50 miles of Modesto
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$21-25/hour average

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within 50 miles of Modesto
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$27/hour average

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