Program Director/Program Coordinator
|Associate Professor of Psychology & Sociology|
Psychology & Sociology
|Jo Ann Palomo Ext. 317|
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Dr. Geisu Lewis
The Behavioral Sciences are considered a part of the larger group of Social Sciences. The Social Sciences study the processes relevant to how social systems are influenced by individual and group activity. The Behavioral Sciences focus on the actions, reactions and interactions occurring among individuals in social environments. As Behavioral Scientists we use scientific observation and experimentation to study human and animal behavior, especially behavior related to decision making and communications within families, groups, social networks, societies and cultures. At Galveston College the Behavioral Science Department includes courses and degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
What is Role of Psychology Major?
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processing. Within the degree programs in Psychology at Galveston College, we discuss emotions,
AA Associate of Arts in Psychology
AS Associate of Science in Psychology
See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.
Students may choose to pursue a degree in Psychology at Galveston College. Students who major in Psychology will receive preparation to enable them to further their education at a college or university. In support of this goal, students who wish to major in Psychology are offered 2 degrees plans that provide for the completion of the core curriculum and instruction in the discipline of Psychology. At Galveston College students may select the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology which is a 60 hour degree that prepares the student for careers in Education, Psychology, Human Services, Child Care and Counseling. In addition, Galveston College offers the Associate of Science Degree in Psychology which is a 60 hour degree that prepares the student for more
Salary ranges for individuals with Psychology degrees begin at about $35, 280 per year depending on education level and career. The highest salaries are earned by individuals who possess a Doctoral Degree. Job prospects are best for those with a Doctoral Degree, while those individuals with a Masters or a Bachelors degree will experience competition for jobs.
The Texas Legislature requires all colleges to adopt a core curriculum. If the student successfully completes the entire core curriculum at Galveston College and then transfers to a Texas public