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Contact Info

Administrative Assistant 

Tamika Phillips

HSS South 3rd Floor

Phone Number

(310) 434-4276​

Department Chair

Alex Schwartz

HSS 365

Phone Number

(310) 434-8904


Note: Please direct course and program counseling questions to the

SMC Counseling Department​!

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. Safe zone.svg
Find out more by talking to one of our faculty!