Fall Semester 2013
|8/26||First Day of Fall 2013 Instruction|
|9/2||Labor Day: No Classes, Offices Closed|
|9/9||Last Day to Drop Classes Without a "W" on Your Transcript|
|9/9||Last Day to Register as an Auditor ("AU" on Transcripts)|
|9/23||Last Day to Add Classes|
|9/27||Application for Graduation Deadline|
|10/21||Last Day to Request CR/NC Grading Option|
|11/11||Veteran's Day: No Classes, Offices Closed|
|11/22||Last Day to Withdraw From Classes, Student will recieve "W" on Transcript|
|11/25-11/30||Fall Recess: No Classes; Offices Open: 11/25-11/27|
|12/14||Fall '13 Final Exams Begin|
|12/16||Last Day of Instruction, Last Day to Withdraw From Class for Serious or Compelling Reasons|
|12/17-21||Finals Week Fall '13|
|1/6||Fall '13 Semester Ends; Grades Due|
Graduate Program Open House
Please join the psychology department for the annual Graduate Program Open House. All six concentrations the department offers will be represented (M.A.:Developmental, Mind/Brain/Behavior, and Social - M.S.: Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, and School). This is a wonderful opportunity to meet students and faculty from each concentration and learn about the application process. The event is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Bulding room 304 (EP 304). For more information please see the Graduate Program Open House flyer (PDF) for the event.
Louis Levine Scholarship
Students are encouraged to apply for the Louis Levine Scholarship that is available to psychology students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Grad students applying must provide information supporting financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Undergraduates mus have a GPA of 2.75 and provide information supporting financial need or undergraduates with a 3.0 can apply on merit. Please see the flyer (PDF file) for more information. If you qualify for the conditions please submit the application (PDF file) The deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. Full and complete applications will be accepted in the Psychology Department office (EP 301). The funds will be distributed in Spring 2014. The Department encourages students to apply.
Psychology Undergraduate Major Application Period is Now Open
The Psychology Department is currently accepting applications for the undergraduate major. Applicants who are admitted into the program officially become Psychology majors in Fall 2014. The application period begins on October 1st, 2013 and closes on December 6th, 2013. No exceptions will be made for students wanting to submit a change of major form after the deadline. Please be sure to carfully read the psychology admissions procedures and download the Psychology Department admissions checklist and the Change of Major form. All forms must be filled out completely before turning them in to the Psychology Department office (EP 301).
Search for Tenure-Track Position in Psychology and Aging Populations
The Psychology Department is welcoming applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate Professor position in Psychology and Aging Populations beginning August 2014. Parties interested in the application process should review the Position Description.
Psychology department seniors that will be graduating this semester will need to fill out a copy of the graduation application and first have it reviewed and signed by a faculty advisor. They can then drop off their application at the department office (EP 301) to obtain the Department Chair's signature. Students will receive a call or e-mail once the application is ready to be picked up (usually a two day turn around time). Students should then take their signed application to the Bursar's window at One Stop Student Services, pay the fee, and turn their application in at the Registrar's window. Please have the application into the department office no later than September 20, 2013 to ensure the Department Chair's signature. All applications must be turned into the Registrar's office no later than September 27, 2013.
* Important Note: Please be sure to list your classes in the order they appear on the Psychology Major - Effective Fall 2012 (the green sheet). What this means is you will list the Core courses (14 units) first, then your Area 1 courses (6 units), followed by your Area 2 courses (6 units), then your Area 3 courses (6 units), and finally your three Elective courses (9 units). By doing this it helps to streamline the advising process as to ensure applicants for graduation are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
Revised Curriculum for New Major - Fall 2012
The Core has changed now adding PSY 305GW to the requirements: 200, 303, 305, 371, 400 and 690. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Core courses. CR, must be earned in 303 and 690. Courses 200, 305, 371 and 400 must be taken for a letter grade.
There are now three basic areas in which students must complete six units apiece, for a total of 18 units. Now 9 units must be selected from any of the areas or upper division Psychology electives.
Please refer to the 2012 Bulletin for more information.
*Note. This major will apply to all declared psychology students coming in for the Fall 2012 Semester. Majors that have already been admitted to the major under the 2009 requirements may choose to use the 2009 major requirements or the current requirements. Please see the Psychology Department Office (EP 301) for further information. You can find a copy of the Revised Major 2012 checklist by following Revised Curriculum for New Majors (PDF).
Students that need to fulfill the Mandatory Advising Requirement must complete the following:
- Print the Psychology Mandatory Advising from the website. Mandatory Advising Form (PDF)
- Meet with a faculty advisor during their office hours. Find an advisor on the psychology information board, or on the website at: http://psychology.sfsu.edu/home/contact.html
- 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
The Psychology major is an impacted program, which means there are more students interested in the major than we can accommodate. Therefore, 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. Impaction approval was granted by the California State University Chancellor's office beginning in July 2009.
Suspension of the Psychology Minor
The minor is being reviewed for suspension. During this process, we are not accepting any new psychology minors. Students who have already declared the minor may continue their planned course of study.