Psychology Program

Majoring in psychology is a great option if you are interested in a career that is dedicated to solving human problems. Studying Psychology  gives you the opportunity to learn about behavior and mental processes.  Read more. . .

DVC's Psychology Program explores topics including, self-concept, motivation, cognition, culture, meditation, learning, neuroscience, clinical assessment, personality, health, lifespan development, emotions and research methodology.

DVC offers an associate degree in arts for transfer in psychology.

You can learn more about these options and the requirements in our  catalog  or psychology brochure .

We know that navigating degrees and certificate requirements can be tricky.  Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can  schedule an appointment with a counselor  to discuss which option is best for you. 

Although some students are able to get an entry-level position after completing the program, most students transfer to a four-year university to gain a bachelor's degree. 

Career options with additional education:

  • Psychotherapist
  • School psychologist
  • College professor
  • Researcher
  • Counselor
  • Administrator

For more information on possible career options, please visit the  Career Center schedule an appointment  with a counselor, or contact one of our  faculty and staff  members.  Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC.

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

Degree Pathways

See what degree, career, and transfer opportunities are available. 

Courses and Class Schedule

Learn about required courses and when our classes are offered.

Faculty and Staff

Meet our dedicated faculty and staff.

Success Stories

Read about some of our alumni's success stories since graduating from the program.


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Contact Psychology

Area Convener:Bill Oye

Telephone:925-969-2435

Email:  woye@dvc.edu

Office location: FO-155  Campus map

Contact:Dorothy A. Torre

Telephone:925-866-1822 ext. 51632

Email: dtorre@dvc.edu