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​​​​​Departmental Info


Current psychology schedule of classes
SMC relevant links
Psychology relevant organizations
Announcements / Opportunities 
(Job, Internship, Research and Volunteer)

Coming soon!

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant
Tamika Phillips
(310) 434-4276​

Department Chair
Alex Schwartz
(310) 434-8904 

Note: Long distance phone numbers may not be returned - please use email instead. Please direct all course and program counseling questions to the SMC Counseling Department

Front Desk Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Psychology Department


Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Santa Monica College. Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. 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.

Safe Space

The Psychology Department is a "safe space," in that diversity of all kind is respected and honored.

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Find out more by talking to one of our faculty!