Psychological Science

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. The Department of Psychological Science provides students with scientific knowledge related to human behavior and mental processes to include neuroscience, sensation and perception, memory, cognition, language, intelligence, consciousness, developmental psychology, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, statistics, and human sexuality. It is our department’s vision to provide students with critical thinking skills, knowledge, and motivation to foster personal growth, adopt a scientific attitude, and become lifelong learners.

The Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College offers students the opportunity to obtain an Associates of Arts (A.A.) in Psychology. The degree requirements for all students include completion of core curriculum and field of study courses. The program encourages students to become familiar with the different fields of Psychology, which will enable them to make an informed decision on how to continue their academic and professional careers. This degree is an excellent transfer program since the core curriculum parallels the first two years of most four-year psychology degrees.

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Associate Degree


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Name E-mail Phone Location
Alvarez, Rita R. ralvarez44 956-872-3425 Pecan PB26-B-B
Armstrong, Dr. Blake blakea 956-447-6658 Mid-Valley G-249
Cantu, Peter pcantu 956-447-1222 Mid-Valley G-148
Chapa, Yvonne ymchapa 956-973-1074 Mid-Valley G-250
Espinoza, Melanie A. mharr_1447 956-872-3493 Pecan T1.614
Gonzalez, Carlo cgonzale1 956-872-3454 Pecan T2-632
Gonzalez, Dr. Paul plgonzalez 956-872-2130 Pecan T1-634
Moreno, Sandra smoreno 956-973-7639 Mid-Valley H-137
Ortiz, Francisco Jr. fortizjr 956-973-7662 Mid-Valley B-202I
Reid, Dr. Jennifer jdreid 956-872-2663 Pecan T1-328
Rodriguez, Carlos R. crrodrig 956-872-3633 Pecan PB26-B-C
Rodriguez, Dr. Orlando orodrigu 956-872-2072 Pecan T1-630
Sanchez, Dr. Jose jsanchez 956-872-2041 Pecan T1-704
Sarabia, Alexandro asarabia1 956-716-4735 Starr E2-730
Sarabia, Wilfrido wesarabi 956-488-5898 Starr E2-716
Veliz, Liza lveliz 956-872-5608 Pecan T1-638
Weber, Timothy tweber 956-872-3716 Pecan T1-636

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

The Psi Beta Chapter at South Texas College

National Honor Society in Psychology for 2 year Colleges

Founded in 1982, Psi Beta is a national honor society for students attending twoyear colleges, inviting students who plan to major in psychology. Our mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of students by promoting and recognizing excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Eligible students are invited to join each semester by email invitation

The Benefits of Psi Beta Membership


psi beta honor society logo Present your research regionally and nationally, including paper and poster presentations. Wear honor regalia accessories at graduation, and sport Psi Beta apparel.

Lifetime Membership

pen and paper logo Psi Beta is a career reference throughout your lifetime. Psi Beta membership meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (2 levels higher) in numerous occupations in Federal service. We will always affirm your Psi Beta membership.

New Opportunities

people logo Learn leadership skills and gain research experience. Publish in the national newsletter and or Journal of Student Research. Collaborate with other chapters across the country. Participate in psychological conferences.

Award Eligibility

award logo Learn leadership skills and gain research experience. The student research paper awards provide cash prizes. Meet outstanding psychology professionals.

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