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Psychology relevant organizations

Contact Info

HSS South 3rd Floor

Alex Schwartz
Department Chair

Phone Number
(310) 434-8904

Linda Sallovitz
Administrative Assistant

Phone Number
(310) 434-4276

Office Hours

Mondays & Thursdays:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Psychology Department



Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Santa Monica College. Psychology is the science of mind and behavior, and one of the younger sciences (about 125 years old).  Our department offers introductory courses for transfer and for personal and professional growth.  We also offer more advanced, specialized courses representing some of the major subfields of psychology.

Career Options

Opportunities for those trained in psychology are increasing, particularly for those who are trained beyond the bachelor’s degree level.  Undergraduate training in psychology is also useful for students interested in other careers because they acquire skills in research methods, statistics, and effective written and verbal communication.