About Psychology

Psychology is a program with courses that cover the breadth of a recognized and defined academic discipline (Psychology), and it has an AA-T at CCSF.

Studying psychology is a great option if you are interested in future careers that are dedicated to understanding and working to address human problems. Studying Psychology gives you the opportunity to learn about behavior, emotions and mental processes. The very popular CCSF Psychology Program explores broad-ranging topics including, biological psychology, social psychology, human development, abnormal psychology, race, and ethnic relations, personality theory, applied psychology, research methods, and more.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Psychology can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Human Services
  • Probation/Corrections Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Career counselor
  • Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
  • Child Development
  • Teacher
  • Psychotherapist/Psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • College professor
  • Researcher
  • Counselor

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development 3  
Additional Area C1 or C2 (See Counselor) 3-5  
Additional CSU Transferable Units   3  

Total Units: 16-20

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
PSYC 1B Biological Psychology 3  
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3-4  
PSYC 5 or LALS 5 or MATH 80 + 80s Statistics for Behavioral Sciences or Introduction to Statistical Methods in Latin American and Latino/a Studies or Probability and Statistics + Support 5-7  

Total Units: 14-18

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
PSYC 2 Research Methods 3  
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
POLS 1 U.S. Government 3  
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3  
Additional CSU Transferable Units   3  

Total Units:15-16

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional CSU Transferable Units   3  
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3  
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Science 3-6  
CSU GE Area B3 Lab Activity (To Be Taken with Course from B1 or B2) 1  
CSU Graduation Requirement Group 2 (See Counselor) 3  
CSU GE Area C2 Humanities 3-5  

Tota Units: 16-21

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring [Add Name of Program] programs at the following institutions: 

  • California State Universities
  • University of California

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.