Psychology News & Important Dates

Fall Semester 2014

Important Dates

Fall 2014
8/25 First Day of Instruction
9/1 Labor Day, No Classes; Campus Closed
9/8 Last Day to Drop Classes without a "W"
9/22 Last Day to Add by Exception w/Permit Number
10/20 Last Day to Request CR/NC Grading Option  
11/11 Veterans Day, No Classes; Campus Closed
11/21 Last Day to Withdraw From Classes, Student Will Receive "W" on Transcript
11/24-28 Fall 2014 Recess; No Classes
12/15 Last Day to Withdraw From Class for Serious or Compelling Reasons
12/15 Last Day of Classes 
12/16-20 Finals Week
1/6/15 Grades Due

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 courses. 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

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.