Psychology

Why Study Psychology at CCC?

Clovis Community College emphasizes student success. All faculty in the psychology department is dedicated to promoting academic achievement in an optimal learning environment with a student-centered focus and smaller class sizes. Faculty have a master’s degree and doctoral level experience in the applications of research methods and in clinical psychology.

Clovis Community College currently offers an Associate in Arts in Psychology for transfer degree. In fact, the psychology department has awarded a large number of transfer degrees (AD-Ts) at a college known for its ability to help students transfer to 4-year institutions in a streamlined manner.

What Career Opportunities Are Available with a Psychology Degree?

Psychology is a broad field of study which uses the scientific method as the basis for accumulating knowledge in the realm of human behavior and mental processes. There are many subfields in psychology that can be pursued as a career or that are beneficial to careers in other disciplines. In fact, psychology is considered a ‘hub’ discipline - a discipline in which scientific research is cited by scientists in many other fields (Cacioppo, 2007).

The psychology AD-T provides academic preparation for students who plan to enter clinical or counseling work and/or focus on basic and applied research in a variety of specialization areas. Subfields include biological, cognitive, developmental, social, organizational-industrial, forensic (law) and school psychology. Courses in psychology also provide a good background for work in education, healthcare, business-economics, neuroscience, law, and academia.

Courses Offered

  • General Psychology
  • Honors - General Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifespan Development

Full-time Faculty Biographies

IRISH, SPENCER (2019)

Psychology B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University
M.A., California State University, Fresno

SCHOENBURG, DIANE L. (2010)

Psychology B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

WALKER, CINDY L. (2016)

Psychology A.A., Fresno City College
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.A. & Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno.