Welcome to the Psychology Department!

Summer 2015 Schedule

Attention Students!

Summer 2015 R3 Session courses are still available! Take summer courses to speed your time to graduation or to fulfill a pre-requisite for graduate school. Our available R3 courses are:

PSY 111 Spitzer M/W 9am-12:45pm BH 256
PSY 171 Anton M/W 1-6:25pm EP 207
PSY 200 Lynch Tu/Th 9am-1pm HSS 285
PSY 400 Wright M/W 9am-1pm BH 210
PSY 451 Martell Tu/Th 1:10-5pm BH 256
PSY 452  Gard Tu/Th 9am-1pm BH 225
PSY 491 Rodriguez M/W 1:10-5pm BH 256
PSY 521 Harris M/W 1:10-5pm BH 210

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

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.