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Psychology

If you are fascinated by how the mind works, and you like to help people overcome their problems, then psychology could be just the degree for you.

When you study psychology, you examine such things as personality, intelligence, motivation, mental disorders, memory, dreaming, hypnosis and biofeedback. You also explore how people’s everyday experiences affect their family, education, work and play. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.

Whether your goal is to counsel people as a practicing psychologist—or you want to apply your psychology education to a career in business, marketing, social work or other field—this program can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL 110
Insects and People
5
BIOL& 160
General Biology with Lab
5
BOT 112
Survey of the Plant Kingdom
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
ENGL 278
Women Writers
5
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
Choose 1 course from:
PSYC& 180
Human Sexuality
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
PSYC& 220
Abnormal Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
POLS& 101
Intro to Political Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
PSYC& 180
Human Sexuality
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
PSYC& 220
Abnormal Psychology
5
Choose 2 credit from:
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
1 - 5
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 187
Cross Training
2
Choose 3 credit from:
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature
5
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
PSYC& 180
Human Sexuality
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
PSYC& 220
Abnormal Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288
  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    ESBS Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Suzie Heimbigner

Pathways Specialist
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C

Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D