Do your friends often come to you for advice? Are you a good listener? Compassionate? Patient? Are you fascinated by human behavior and wonder why people think the way they do? Then you might be interested in studying psychology at San Juan College. Coursework includes the study of behavior, human development, personality development, cognition, and emotions. A psychology major is useful in a variety of jobs from social work to marketing. With advanced training, you can pursue a rewarding career as a counselor or psychologist, specializing in areas such as developmental, forensic, sports, experimental, or educational psychology.

The Psychology Associates of Arts (AA) degree is a two-year program designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ask us about the local option for completing your four-year degree in psychology or human services.

We strongly encourage you to work with your academic advisor to carefully coordinate your coursework here at San Juan College. They’ll help you make sure your courses will meet the requirements of your transfer institution. If you’re transferring to an institution in New Mexico, you’ll complete the New Mexico Transfer Module as outlined in the Academic Catalog.


The Psi Beta/ Psychology club meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 2:30 p.m.  For more information visit the club’s website.

Quick Facts
  • Students are well prepared for transfer and graduate programs
  • Selected students may conduct original research projects for presentation at professional psychology conferences.

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