Psychology

Contact:
Karen Saenz

Mission

The mission of the Psychology program at Houston Community College is to provide high-quality instruction in freshman and sophomore level psychology courses. Our goal is to support student success by striving to ensure that all students who need to take a psychology course for transfer, to meet a degree requirement, or for personal enrichment will be able to find a class at a time and location convenient for them. In addition, we are committed to maintaining curriculum and student performance standards for each course that are consonant with its purpose and the segment of the student population it serves.

Program Student Learning Objectives

After completing any course in the PSYC program, students will be able to

  1. Define, discuss, and apply key terms and concepts that are essential to success in upper division psychology courses (e.g., abnormal psychology, history and systems of psychology, advanced learning theory, developmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology).

  2. Outline, define, discuss, and apply the steps of the scientific method.

  3. Define, discuss, and apply key terms and concepts associated with descriptive and experimental research methods.

  4. Define, discuss, and apply psychological terms and concepts that are commonly found in news reports, self-help literature, parenting literature, and psychotherapy.

Psychology Faculty

Majoring in Psychology

Information for Advisors