The Psychology program fulfills three educational roles for students. These consist of providing general education options for non-majors toward the associate degree, lower division courses for majors as well as preparing students to transfer into a four-year institution. The program offers a variety of options to study behavior, emotions and the mental processes of individuals and groups, approached through a scientific methodology. Students enrolled in the psychology course are exposed to theories and research addressing fascinating topics such as: children development, how people remember information over long periods of time, how the mind and body react to stress, how people use social influence to increase compliance, and what types of treatments are most effective for individuals who are depress. Students enrolled in psychology courses are prepared to take a place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefits their community.