Psychology

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Social Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NVC

Psychology Courses Unique Opportunities Links of Interest Faculty & Staff Apply Now

 

About the Program

Psychology students at Northwest Vista College benefit from exceptional service, scholarship, and research opportunities.  Northwest Vista College’s Psychology Department is one of only a few community college psychology departments worldwide that offers its students: hands-on volunteering experiences within a major metropolis, the ability to join a nationally-recognized psychology honor society (Psi Beta), and participation in original scientific research.  Student participation in original scientific psychological research is extensive—and includes authorships and presentations at national research conferences.  This unique undergraduate experience gives our Northwest Vista College psychology graduates competitive edges in transferring to universities of their choice and the job market.

 

Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

PSYC 2301/General Psychology

PSYC 2306/Human Sexuality

PSYC 2307/Adolescent Psychology

PSYC 2308/Child Psychology

PSYC 2314/Lifespan Growth and Development

PSYC 2316/Psychology of Personality

PSYC 2317/Statistical Methods in Psychology

PSYC 2319/Social Psychology

PSYC 2320/Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 2330/Biological Psychology

PSYC 2389/Academic Cooperative

 

Unique Opportunities

Northwest Vista College Psychology Day (Fall Semester)
For details about attendance and participation, contact Trina Cowan at tdiehl@alamo.edu and see https://www.facebook.com/NVCPsychology/

Northwest Vista College Psychology Club (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Anna-Marie Evans at aevans84@alamo.edu and see https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/nvc-psychology-club

Honor Society for Psychology Students, Psi Beta (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Jen Fox at jfox35@alamo.edu and see https://www.alamo.edu/nvc/experience-nvc/campus-life/student-life/honor-societies/psi-beta/

Conducting Psychology Research (Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Don Lucas at dlucas@alamo.edu and see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFQ0vPPNPS-LYhlbKOzpFw/featured

Attending the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Don Lucas at dlucas@alamo.edu and see https://nvcvoice.com/nvc-psychology-students-present-original-research-in-new-mexico/

Northwest Vista College Psychology Department Scholarship for Psychology Majors (Fall semester)
For details about participation, contact Catie Phillips at cphillips84@alamo.edu and see https://www.facebook.com/NVCPsychology/

 

Links of Interest

American Psychological Association
https://www.apa.org/

Association for Psychological Science
https://www.psychologicalscience.org/

Southwestern Psychological Association
http://www.swpsych.org/

Psi Beta
https://psibeta.org/

 

Contact Us

Nakotah Terburg
Admin. Svcs. Spec.

Location:
LOH-206

Phone:
210-486-4216

Trina Cowan
Academic Chair

Location:
LOH-206B

Phone:
210-486-4047

Dr. Don Lucas
Discipline Coordinator

Location:
LOH-306L

Phone:
210-486-4056