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

Prospective Graduate Student Open House

Are you considering graduate studies in the field of Psychology?  Then on Tuesday, December 2nd from 6PM to 8PM come learn about what the SF State Psychology Department has to offer at the annual Prospective Graduate Student Open House.  The open house will include a walkthrough of the entire application process and Q&A sessions with faculty members and current students from all six of our gradaute concentrations.  Attendance is free and light refreshments will be providided.  To RSVP or receive more information on the event contact the Psychology Department Graduate Secretary.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a headstart on Fall 2015 admissions!

Matthew O'Neill - - (415) 338-2711

Psychology Major Admission Process- Fall 2015

The Psychology major is an impacted program, which means there are more students interested in the major than we can accommodate. We are now accepting Change of Major applications for Fall 2015 until December 1st 2014. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Current SF State students, who wish to become Psychology majors, may apply by submitting required forms to the Psychology Department Office in EP 301. For further information, please email

Psychology Major Application (PDF)


Job Announcement- Tenure-Track Position in Clinical Psychology (Research in Violence, Trauma and Health)

The Psychology department is happy to announce we will be offering a tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology, specializing in the assessment or treatment of mental health issues resulting from exposure to trauma or violence. Please refer to the following flyer for more details . For further information about the position, please contact the Assistant to the Chair, Jennifer Mueller at or 415-338-7555.

Clinical Psychology Announcement (PDF)


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.