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Full-Time Psychology Instructors

  • Eveland, Sharyn, Dr.  ( ; 661.763.7866)
  • Oja, Michelle, Dr. ( ; 661.763.7780)
  • Polski, Robin ( ; 661.763.7835)

Part-Time Psychology Instructors*

  • Beasley, Michelle ( ; 661.763.7911)
  • Bench, Patti ( )
  • Flachmann, Chris ( ; 661.763.7858)
  • Jacobi, Victoria ( ; 661.763.7719)
  • Khaskey, Amy, Dr. ( )
  • McKnight, Elizabeth ( ; 661.763.7806)
  • Roth, Becky ( ; 661.763.7772)
  • Wells, Lido ( )

*Part-Time Instructors include both full-time faculty who teach some psychology courses AND part time instructors who are contracted for specific courses. This list may not include all part time instructors as the list changes frequently. Please use the Adjunct Faculty directory for contact information if you do not see your instructor in this list.




Required Courses (Units)

PSYC 1500 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSYC 2050 Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

PSYC 2080 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology (3)

SOC 1510 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Plus one (1) of the following courses:

PSYC 2200 Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (4)


STAT 1510 Elementary Statistics (5)

Total 21-22

CSU GE Breadth Pattern 27-34

Electives 4-12

Total Units 60


This curriculum provides a broad perspective on the human condition and skills essential to any educated person. Courses span the areas of human behavior from birth to death, dealing with the many problems and potentialities experienced along the way. Courses examine the theories, techniques, and principles basic to the study of human behavior and psychology including such topics as perception, learning, memory, motivation, personality, psychopathology, education, human growth and development, social psychology, and experimental analysis and design. This curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which to build a psychology major at a four-year school. The degree guarantees transfer to a CSU as a junior.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Psychology degree for Transfer (AA-T), students must complete all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis; and must complete the General Education Breadth pattern for CSU’s with an overall GPA of 2.0. There are no local graduation requirements associated with this degree.

Additionally, students shall be deemed eligible for transfer into a California State University baccalaureate program when the student meets both the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by
      the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0


Want to know more about the psychology degree program?

Check out the program description in the TC Catalog or contact the Social Sciences Counselor Mrs. Candace Duron ( ; 661.763.7934).

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