When you learn more about others and work to better understand human behavior, you can truly make a difference in other people’s lives. Our Psychology program will prepare you for the specialized career path of your choice — one that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

About Our Program

Psychology is a versatile degree that lends itself to success in a wide variety of careers. Through the study of human behaviors, you will develop skills in critical thinking, communications and research — all of which are in high demand for professional positions. Our Psychology graduates frequently move into positions in the area of social services or continue their studies in a graduate program. On a national level, our psychology graduates can be found in many fields such as communications, business, sales, healthcare and finance.

Students in the Psychology program at Heritage examine the causes and effects of human behaviors and relationships for individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on multi-cultural studies that reflect the diversity of the communities in which the students live and work.

Department of Psychology Course Schedule (Toppenish):
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 222W Psychology of Adjustment PSY 222W Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 321W Social Psychology PSY 224 Intro to Case Management
PSY 325W Developmental Psychology PSY 330 Human Learning and Cognition
PSY 326 Behavior Modification PSY 335W Theories of Personality
PSY 332 Professional Ethics PSY 410W Experimental Psychology
PSY 345 Measurement and Evaluation PSY 420W Abnormal Psychology
PSY 412 History and Systems of Psychology PSY 499 Capstone

What Could You Do?

Case Manager or Mental Health Worker
Researcher or Data Analyst
Crime Victim’s Advocate
At-Risk Youth Worker
Social Services Coordinator
Human Resources Employee or Recruiter
College Development Worker

Degree Offerings

Social Sciences Department

Bachelor of Arts Degree, B.A.

Psychology Minor

Program Faculty

Faculty/Staff Headshot

Ed Rousculp

Interim Dean, COE; Dir, CILT/Associate Professor

Blake Slonecker

Blake Slonecker

Associate Professor of History


Joe Streetman

Assistant Professor