About Psychology

Psychology is one of the youngest branches of science, yet it seeks to answer questions that have existed since the beginning of human history.  Psychology students at Delgado Community College study the science of behavior, and their primary goal is to discover and to understand the causes of behavior.

Students of psychology are exposed to a wide variety of phenomena related to behavior, including underlying neural processes, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development; the relationship of the individual to others and society; childhood, adulthood, and aging; psychopathology and mental health; and race, sex, gender, and identity issues.  Through the psychology courses offered at Delgado Community College, students will gain an understanding of why people think, act and feel the way they do.  The emphasis is on developing an attitude of critical inquiry during the learning process and knowledge acquisition.  Students progress through a rigorous and exciting curriculum that challenges them to ask and to answer questions about behavior.

Why Study Psychology

Because of an abundance of psychological issues in our everyday lives and the world at large, psychology provides a foundation of knowledge and a method of inquiry that benefits students who want to work in fields as far ranging as clinical and counseling settings, medicine, law, politics, education, and business.  Psychology integrates theoretical study, empirical investigation, and practical application.

Our mission is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to attain their educational, career and personal goals, to think critically, to demonstrate leadership, and to be productive and responsible citizens.

The Psychology web site was created March 2005 by Mike Majors.  E-mail questions or comments to