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Psychology

Study the mind and human behavior for degree, certificate or transfer credits at Chemeketa.

topics Social Sciences

Skills & InterestHelping People

CareersSocial Sciences

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  • Student studying outside of library entrance
  • A student writes on a notepad while drinking coffee

Why choose program or class?

The way our minds work and how it influences everything from the body, relationships, workplace environments, society and human development is a broad and exciting topic of study. At Chemeketa, you can study psychology theory and history for credits that will apply to your degree or certificate or transfer to other schools.

Taking psychology courses at Chemeketa is a great way to reduce your overall college costs. Here is information on scholarships for psychology students.

What will you learn?

  • Human relations
  • Workplace psychology
  • Psychology as a natural science
  • Psychology as a social science
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Educational psychology
  • Life span development
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Psychology of media
  • Psychology of adolescence

What will you do?

Studying psychology can lead to a wide range of potential careers. Here are just a few that Chemeketa graduates are pursuing –

  • Mental health counselors
  • Social workers
  • College professors
  • Researchers
  • Disability coordinators
  • Neuroscientist
  • Clinical outcomes analysts
  • Human developmental psychologist
  • Human resources
  • Industrial-organizational workplace psychologist
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Management of non-profits
  • Grant writers
  • Forensic science
  • Criminal justice
  • Sports medicine/counseling
  • Public health workers
  • Faculty bios
    Aileen Collins, Psychology Instructor

    Aileen holds both a BA and an MS in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She teaches the following courses on the Salem campus and online –

    • PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Body
    • PSY 202: Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Society
    • PSY 237: Lifespan Development
    • PSY 280: Psychology of Media
    Christopher MacLean, Psychology Instructor

    Christopher has been with the college full-time since 2008. He holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. He serves as department chair and teaches the following courses on the Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses –

    • PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Body
    • PSY 202: Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Society
    • PSY 237: Lifespan Development
    • PSY 218: Educational Psychology
  • Psychology Resources