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Psychology

El Camino’s psychology transfer degree program introduces you to the science of psychology while also preparing you to continue your education at CSU. It’s an accessible, affordable path to a rewarding, in-demand career.

Our Psychology Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically takes two years. Psychology education at El Camino will challenge you to be your best. We’ll be here to help.

#1
California leads the nation in the number of people employed as psychologists.
$52,421
Typical starting salary for clinical psychologists.
384
Annual job openings for school psychologists.

Choose a Psychology Transfer Degree

This option is perfect for El Camino students who want a broad introduction to the concepts of psychology before continuing their education at CSU.

Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

This degree gives you the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of psychology while also providing an excellent foundation for continuing your studies at CSU.

  • Learn how to identify, apply, and critique the use of the scientific method as it relates to the study of the human mind.
  • Explore the relationship between the brain and behavior, patterns of thinking, memory, and learning, developmental and social influences, as well as atypical psychology and pathology.
  • Develop a foundation for career opportunities in fields such as teaching, research, or clinical practice.
  • Prepare yourself for transfer to CSU for further studies in psychology and related disciplines.
I first came to El Camino for music, but then I took a variety of classes and found that I am interested in science also.”

Prepare for a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

As an El Camino psychology graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree at CSU. We’ll help you build the practical knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose.

  • Prepare yourself for career opportunities in fields such as teaching, research, and clinical practice.
  • Learn about specialized disciplines including clinical psychology, counseling, developmental and educational psychology, and forensic psychology.
  • Strengthen your ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • Prepare yourself for further study in a psychology bachelor’s degree program.
  • Median salaries for bachelor’s degree holders working as substance abuse counselors is $48,000 and $60,000 for those working as child and family social workers.

Participate in Academic and Career Opportunities

Gain hands-on career experience and opportunities to learn about psychology career options.

  • Join the Psychology Club and network with other students who are interested in psychology; find information and support as you pursue your academic goals.
  • Participate in tutoring sessions available in multiple subjects, or become a tutor and help other students.
  • Access a variety of internships and research opportunities.
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Psychology Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Psychology AA-T degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Psychology Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Psychology AA-T degree.

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Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program and the Faculty Schedule list to know when your faculty are available.

Questions? Contact Us

El Camino College Behavioral and Social Sciences Division