Department of Psychology & Family Studies


Professional development and undergraduate research strengthen the learning opportunities for OC’s psychology and family studies majors. Students work closely with faculty sponsors in independent research projects and in a year-long senior-level research class.

Since 1999, approximately 150 students have presented the results of their empirical research at conferences throughout the region, winning many awards for their work.

The OC Psychology Club provides an opportunity for majors to engage in activities that promote the knowledge of the field. Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, promotes excellence in scholarship and advances the science of psychology. Psi Chi inducts 6-7 new members from OC each year. 

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Adolescence and Early Adulthood
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Social Psychology
  • All Courses

What I Can Do With My Degree

Adoption Agencies, Advertising, College Admissions, Counseling, Law, Management, Medicine, Research, Social Work, Teaching



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Any questions about this department? Contact Dr. Ryan Newell.