Spring Semester 2013
|1/28||Spring 2013 instruction Begins.|
|2/8||Last day to drop classes|
|2/15||Graduation applications due to Registrar's window by 5pm|
|3/22||Last day to sign up for CR/NC grading option Spring '13|
|3/25-3/29||Spring Recess: no classes, offices open|
|4/1||Cesar Chavez Day: no classes, offices closed|
|4/26||Last day to withdraw without serious and compelling reasons; see instructor.|
|5/17||Spring 2013 instruction ends|
|5/24||Psychology Hornblower Reception|
Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony
The Psychology Department wil be holding a hooding ceremony for the six masters programs before commencement on May 25, 2013. Masters of Science programs will have the ceremony from 9-10 am, and Master of Arts programs will be held from 10:30-11:30. For any further information please contact the Psychology Department office.
The Psychology Department will be holding a reception on Friday, May 24, 2013 hosted by Hornblower cruises. For more information about attending this wonderful even please see the Hornblower Reception page giving detailed information. Please be sure to fill out the Psychology Reception form and pay for you and your guests at the Bursar's window by May 3, 2013. Once payment has been made please return the form to the Psychology Department office, EP 301.
The Psychology Department will also be providing up to ten students a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Psychology Department Reception Ceremony held on May 24, 2013. Please see the announcement flyer and fill in the application for your chance at winning a pair of tickets.
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 their 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 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.
Psychology Undergraduate Major Application Period Closed
The Psychology Department is not currently accepting applications for undergraduate major at this time. The next application period will open October 1st, 2013. The application period occurs once a year starting October 1st and ending on November 30th. No exceptions will be made for students wanting to submit a change of major form after the deadline.
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.
Temporary Suspension of the Psychology Minor
The minor is being reviewed for temporary 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.