Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Certificates, Pre-Majors/Transfer, Online
Department: Social Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NVC

Psychology Courses Transfer Advising Guides 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

Current Awards

Degrees and Certificates

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Unique Opportunities

Northwest Vista College Psychology Day (Fall Semester)
For details about attendance and participation, contact Trina Cowan at and see

Northwest Vista College Psychology Club (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Anna-Marie Evans at and see

Honor Society for Psychology Students, Psi Beta (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Amanda Squires at and see

Conducting Psychology Research (Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Don Lucas at and see

Attending the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Spring and Fall semesters)
For details about participation, contact Don Lucas at and see

Northwest Vista College Psychology Department Scholarship for Psychology Majors (Fall semester)
For details about participation, contact Catherine Phillips at and see


Links of Interest

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Psi Beta


Faculty and Staff


Brandi Barrera 

Traci Brown 

Frank Coulson 

Trina Cowan 

Anna Marie Evans 

Jennifer Fox 

Laura Cortes Franco 

Barbara A. Hausen 

Roque Caesar Heredia 

Don Lucas 

Erica Montanye 

Catherine Phillips 

Paulo A. Reyes 

Steve Schriedel 

Amanda Squires 

Kristin Sramek 

Liz Wright 

Patricia Zapata 



Contact Us

Nakotah Terburg
Admin. Svcs. Spec.



Steven Montemayor
Academic Chair



Dr. Don Lucas
Discipline Coordinator