Welcome to the Psychology Department!

Psychology Graduation Ceremonies

The Psychology Department would like to invite you to this year's graduation ceremonies for our Graduate and Undergraduate students. 

Masters- The Hooding ceremony will be on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Towers Conference Center at SF State. We will have two events, one for the MS graduates (9-11am) and one for the MA graduates (12:30-2:30pm). Guest tickets for the event are $30 each and graduates are free. Due to space restrictions, graduates are limited to purchasing 5 guest tickets each.  If you need additional tickets, you may trade with another graduate but be sure to only trade within your degree (no MA-MS trades, only MA-MA or MS-MS).  

Bachelors- The Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street) at 10 am. Guest tickets for the event are $10 each and graduates are free. If you or your guest will be in a wheelchair or need other accommodations, please email Maribel Valenzuela at mvalenzu@sfsu.edu

Purchase your tickets here https://commerce.cashnet.com/PSYCH.
Please select the designated event (MA/MS/Undergraduate)
All tickets must be bought by May 6, 2016. 

Summer 2016 Courses

The Psychology Department is offering a wide selection of courses this Summer. If you are interested in taking courses, register through your Student Center or email the instructor directly for more information. 

R 1 SESSION:  JUNE 6 – JULY 8, 2016

CLASS

NAME

AREA

DAYS

TIME

INSTRUCTOR

PSY 305GW

Contemporary Issues in Psychology 

Core

M/W

1:15-5:15pm

D. Harris

PSY 330*

Child Development

Elective

M/W

9am-1pm

M. Hughes Stone

*Note: Students may not take PSY 330 if they have taken/will take PSY 431

PSY 431*

Developmental Psychology

2

Online

-

J. Cookston

*Note: Students may not take PSY 431 if they have taken/will take PSY 330

PYS 435

Behavior Problems of Children

2

M/W

1:15-5:15pm

L. Tinson

PSY 440

Social Psychology

3

M/W

9am-1pm

S. Yoo

PSY 442

Health Psychology

2

M/W

9am-1pm

S. Leong

PSY 443

The Science of Happiness

Elective

Online

-

R. Howell

PSY 452

Abnormal Psychology

2

Tu/Th

9am-1pm

D. Gard

PSY 465

The Psychology of Work Life Stress

3

Tu/Th

1:15-5:15pm

K. Eschleman

PSY 475

Psychology of Policing

3

M/W

9am-1pm

C. Colvin

PSY 493

Motivation

1

Tu/Th

9am-1pm

J. Halligan

PSY 601

Theoretical Backgrounds in Psychology

Elective

Tu/Th

9am-1pm

E. Morsella

R 3 SESSION: JULY 11- AUGUST 12, 2016

PSY 400

Introduction to Research in Psychology

Core

M/W

1:15-5:15pm

T. Jackson

PSY 432

Cognitive Development:
Language, Thinking, And Perception

1

M/W

1:15-5:15pm

G. Jaeger

PSY 451

Theories of Personality

2

Tu/Th

1:15-5:15pm

Z. Martell

PSY 452

Abnormal Psychology

2

Tu/Th

9am-1pm

S. Holley

PSY 462

Personnel Psychology

3

M/W

9am-1pm

C. Wright

PSY 491

Learning

2

Tu/Th

1:15-5:15pm

R. Rodriguez

PSY 571

Intermediate Psychological Stats

Elective

M-Th

9-10:15am
10:15-11:30am

C. Tate

Major Requirements

The Core requirements consist of PSY 200, 303, 305GWAR, 371, 400 and 690. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all core classes and a grade of CR must be earned in 303 and 690. Courses 200, 305, 371 and 400 must be taken for a letter grade. There are three basic areas in which students must complete 6 units apiece, for a total of 18 units. Additionally, students must complete 9 units from upper division Psychology electives or from any basic areas.

Mandatory Advising

Students that need to fulfill the Mandatory Advising Requirement must complete the following:

  • Discuss your plans and address any questions you might have about the major with your advisor and obtain their signature.
  • Submit signed form to EP 301 for advising clearance.

Psychology Major Program Impaction

In July 2009, the California State University Chancellor's Office approved impaction status for the Psychology Department. Impaction was declared to help ensure that we are able to serve over 700 undergraduate majors.

Admission to the Psychology major is a selective and competitive process. The Department faculty, in consultation with the University Admissions Office, reviews impaction admissions criteria on an annual basis. Applications for admission to the major are accepted annually between October 1 and November 30.