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The Department of Psychology at Merced College offers students an exciting and challenging curriculum. The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of how psychological research and theory can be applied to daily life experiences. Students also gain insight into the behavior and personality of themselves and others. Psychology faculty work closely with students on their educational goals and provide help in seeking a career in psychology.

All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to take a variety of psychology courses. Many students use psychology as a gateway to a diverse range of employment opportunities including education, social service, human relations, and mental health.

The AA degree in Psychology has been updated for the 2007-2008 academic year. In addition, six new courses have been added to the psychology curriculum. Click here for additional information.

We now have a psychology club for any student who has an interest in psychology. The purpose of the club is to provide information for transfer to four-year Colleges and Universities, provide information in regards to career options in the field of psychology, to provide information in regards to scholarships and financial aid, and to provide a social atmosphere where students can form study groups and form interpersonal relationships. If you have questions, contact Dr. Gargano using the link below.


Full Time Psychology Faculty
Jeanie Clifford, Ph.D. IAC-214 209-384-6070
Gary J. Gargano, Ph.D. IAC-212 209-384-6072
Joel Murphy IAC-211 209-381-6595
Vicki Lucey IAC-213 209-386-6705


Adjunct Psychology Faculty
Mark Daniel IAC-208 209-384-6071
Steve Pierce IAC-208 209-384-6071

Social Science Division website maintained by Kristi Wolf and Dr. Gary Gargano
Updated on January 06, 2015