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Psychology at Palomar and Beyond

All You Wanted to Know About Psychology Majors and Beyond

Welcome to Palomar’s Psychology Department!

Welcome to the Psychology discipline website at Palomar College.  Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.  Our behavior and mental processes are examined from a biopsychosocial perspective, meaning we recognize that behavior is influenced by our biology, our internal experiences, and by the social environment in which we live.

Psychology at Palomar is a part of the Behavioral Sciences department.  The Psychology program offers courses to prepare students for upper-division programs in Psychology at four-year colleges and universities, and we offer an Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree (AA-T Psychology). Click here for information on the AA-T degree program.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the psychology discipline and programs offered to Palomar students as well as information about transferring to four-year universities, going on to graduate school, and the different career options for psychology majors.

If you have any questions about the psychology program, you can contact faculty members directly here or by submitting your question here.

More general questions about courses and planning for transfer should be addressed to Palomar’s Counseling Department.

Department Chair
R. Dillon Emerick, Ph.D.
760.744.1150 x3951

Academic Department Assistant
Sheri Frankfurth
760.744.1150 x2329

Contact
Behavioral Sciences Department (Psychology)
Palomar College
1150 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
760.744.1150 x2329

Psychology Student Advisor 
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Matt O'Brien (mobrien@palomar.edu) or 760.744.1150 x2336.

Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and Psychological and Social Services Certificate Programs
Inquiries should be directed to James Fent at 760.744.1150 x2188.

Psychology Hiring Coordinator
All inquiries about part-time faculty employment opportunities in Psychology should be directed to Dr. Fred Rose (frose@palomar.edu) or 760.744.1150 x2344.

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