​​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.

Safe Space

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


Find out more by talking to one of our faculty!

  • ​​​Contact Info

    HSS 3rd Floor South​

    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​​

  • Office Hours

    Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.​