General Studies Degree in Psychology

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the science of the human mind and behavior, and studies things like the mind's functions, especially those affecting behavior, and how the mind and behavior are influenced by biological, social, cultural and economic factors.  Courses in psychology will give you an excellent foundation for working in many fields, including health care, business, sales and marketing, social service, and education.  Psychology classes are designed to help students gain a better understanding of themselves and others and gain insight into how people think, feel, and interact with one another.  This kind of information can be useful for almost any job, and can help you in your daily life.

Why Study Psychology at Delgado?

Delgado Community College is a nationally accredited, affordable two-year college that provides high-quality Psychology courses.  Many students choose to transfer Delgado Psychology courses to four-year universities.  Delgado's faculty are well-qualified instructors with a passion for teaching, and the college's small class sizes create a more interactive and personal learning environment.  The Psychology Department offers traditional, hybrid, and online classes at various campus locations.  We also offer affordable tuition and financial aid for those who qualify.

Mission Statement

The mission of Delgado's Psychology department is to support the College and the larger community.  It does so by providing a diverse, dynamic, scientific and personalized learning environment that inspires student achievement, fosters academic excellence, promotes service, and facilitates lifelong learning.

Psychology courses promote the development of knowledge, skills and and values that will enable students to think critically about behavior and mental processes, to appreciate and respect others and the diversity of human experiences, and to prepare for a variety of educational pursuits with a respect for and appreciation of how psychology contributes to the improvement of the human condition.

Psychology Courses Offered at Delgado

  • Official Courses in the College Catalog

Career Options

Students that complete degrees with concentrations in psychology have many career options available, which may include:

  • Administration
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Childcare Worker
  • College Professor
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Social Services Counselor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Tech/Aide
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrician
  • Public Survey
  • Research 
  • Therapist
  • Training/Developmental Specialist
  • Ward Attendant
  • Youth Supervisor

****NOTE: Most career options require more than two years of college study.

Psychology Faculty

  • Linda Kieffer, Professor, Chair of the Psychology 
    department  (504) 671-6512:
  • Cristin Favre-Sabrio, Instructor, City Park & West Bank 
    Campus (504) 671-6140:
  • Ronald "Craig" Fredin, Assistant Professor, City Park Campus 
    (504) 671-6788:
  • Brett Heintz, Professor, City Park & West Bank Campus 
    (504) 671-6521:
  • Mike Majors, Professor, City Park Campus
    (504) 671-6520:
  • Sandra Prince, Associate Professor, City Park Campus
    (504) 671-6304:
  • Sadhana Ray, Professor, West Bank Campus
    (504) 762-3160:

Scholarships for Psychology Majors

There are many psychology scholarships available to students  in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs that major in psychology.  Psychology scholarships help pay for the costs of earning a degree in the field. Scholarships do not require repayment, making them one of the best options for students seeking aid. A variety of organizations and schools award scholarships based on financial need, merit, diversity, and other criteria. Depending on each scholarship’s rules, students may use the award to pay for tuition and fees, textbooks, housing, and cost of living.
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General Studies Degree

A general studies degree with a concentration in Social Sciences gives students the fundamental curriculum that easily transfers to four-year institutions.

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