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People, Culture and Society



Why do people behave the way they do? How do our brains influence our behavior? Find out in psychology, the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior. People are living happier, more meaningful lives because of psychological research. Learn how to understand and help people and major in psychology.

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Karin Green, Success Center Specialist

Degrees in Psychology

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Following graduation, Psychology majors work in many fields, including mental health, counseling, education, business, law, sports and medicine. Find jobs as psychiatrists, counselors, therapists, teachers, professors, researchers, social workers, behavior analysts, school psychologists, social justice activist or substance abuse counselor.

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Students in the People, Culture and Society area want to learn about others in order to serve them well. They learn about the diversity of human experiences and how our relationships with each other create a deeper understanding and acceptance of our similarities. Everyone at Sierra can take advantage of opportunities to learn about others through the Student Engagement Centers programming, People and Culture Days, and other campus events. Karin Green, Support Specialist

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With more than 50 programs in total, something is bound to align with your goals. Find out which one is the right fit for you.

  • Three ethnic women


    Explore human evolution, history and behavior. Specialize in areas like cultural, linguistic and forensic anthropology.
  • Students meeting in small groups to work on classroom group assignment


    You'll study how human relationships and organizations work by looking at social factors like race, gender and class.

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