Psychology

Psychology

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)

Most courses on the Toppenish campus are taught during the day. Program completion requires daytime availability.

FALL SEMESTER (odd years) SPRING SEMESTER (even years)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (2 sections) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (2 sections)
PSY 312 Psychology of Gender and Sexuality PSY 224 Intro to Case Management
PSY 321W Social Psychology PSY 335W Theories of Personality
PSY 325W Developmental Psychology PSY 375W Research Methods I
PSY 332 Professional Ethics PSY 415 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
PSY 339 Psychology of Adjustment (2 sections) PSY 417 Psychology and the Brain
PSY 388 Forensic Psychology PSY 420W Abnormal Psychology (2 sections)
PSY 412 History and Systems of Psychology PSY 499 Capstone
FALL SEMESTER (even years) SPRING SEMESTER (odd years)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (2 sections) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (2 sections)
PSY 321W Social Psychology PSY 224 Intro to Case Management
PSY 325W Developmental Psychology PSY 326 Behavior Modification
PSY 327 Psychology of Health and Health Disparities PSY 335W Theories of Personality
PSY 330 Human Learning and Cognition PSY 375W Research Methods I
PSY 339 Psychology of Adjustment (2 sections) PSY 417 Psychology and the Brain
PSY 3xx Clinical Skills PSY 420W Abnormal Psychology (2 sections)
PSY 412 History and Systems of Psychology PSY 499 Capstone
Department of Psychology Course Schedule (Tri-Cities)

All courses on the Tri-Cities campus are taught in the evening or online.

FALL SEMESTER (odd years) SPRING SEMESTER (even years)
PSY 342 Statistics in Psychology PSY 345 Measurement & Evaluation
PSY 321W Social Psychology PSY 375W Research Methods I
PSY 330 Human Learning and Cognition PSY 412 History & Systems of Psychology
PSY 388 Forensic Psychology PSY 499 Capstone
FALL SEMESTER (even years) SPRING SEMESTER (odd years)
PSY 345 Statistics in Psychology PSY 326 Behavior Modification
PSY 329 Psychology of Adjustment PSY 375W Research Methods I
PSY 325W Developmental Psychology PSY 420W Abnormal Psychology
PSY 335W Theories of Personality 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
Interdisciplinary Studies in Education/Psychology

Non-Degree
Psychology Minor

Program Faculty

Jose Leon

Jose Leon

Adjunct Faculty

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Amy Nusbaum

Assistant Professor

Raquel Rose

Raquel Rose

Adjunct Faculty

Ronald Sherman

Ronald Sherman

Adjunct Faculty

Blake Slonecker

Blake Slonecker

Ted Robertson Professor/Chair, Dept. of Humanities/Interim Chair, Dept. of Psychology

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Adjunct Faculty

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Jeffrey Thompson

Adjunct Faculty

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Kayla Vargas

Assistant Professor