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Are you interested in why people do the things they do? Maybe you’re curious about memory or personality or the way we develop, or how we make decisions. Perhaps you’ve wondered about how the brain works or how groups influence us. Psychology is an area in the social and behavioral sciences that studies behavior and mental processes, and can provide insights that are valuable for both our personal and professional lives.
Taking courses in psychology can prepare an individual for a wide variety of careers – nurse, teacher, law enforcement officer, business manager, and for the roles we play – parent, student, citizen, and worker.
Our courses are designed to transfer to other colleges and universities and serve as the foundation for students majoring in psychology at these institutions. But whether you are majoring in psychology or not, the first course you take is PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology. This course gives you a broad survey of contemporary scientific psychology. Other psychology courses offered at Bay offer you a more detailed look at a specific area of psychology. For instance, PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology examines how we change across the lifespan. In PSYC 206 Social Psychology you’ll learn about social thinking, social influence, and social relations. PSYC 208 Abnormal Psychology provides an overview of how psychological disorders are diagnosed, classified, and treated.
Bay College’s psychology courses will give you a solid introduction to the concepts, principles, and current advances in this fascinating and growing field. As a science, psychology is concerned with understanding, explaining and predicting behavior, and a profession, it is dedicated to applying this knowledge to address practical human problems.