Psychology is both a natural and a social science concerned with the study of human behavior, thoughts, and emotions. As such, it is a broad discipline, which involves both pure science and practical application of science to matters of daily living. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in psychology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

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Psychology is the top awarded Associate's Degree for Transfer at Valley College

In the 2021-22 academic year, 96 students graduated with their AA-T in Psychology from Valley College. That number grew to 105 in the 2022-23 year, with Psychology remaining the top transfer degree awarded at SBVC. Our department offers classes on campus during the day and in the evenings, as well as offering over 50% of our sections fully online to support our busy students. 

SBVC Psychology was recently recognized as one of the nation's best online two-year degree programs by Our online Psychology AA-T program earned top honors for our overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success. 

SBVC Psychology ranked #13 in 2024 ranking of online 2-year psychology degrees

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