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

Congratulations Class of 2014!

On May 24, the Psycology Department held its annual Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony in Annex 1 on campus.  This was the first year that the event was held on campus, almost 200 graduates and 800 guests attended the event.  Opening remarks were made by the Department Chair, Dr. Jeff Cookston and keynote address by Dr.Kevin Eschleman. A recording of the ceremony can be found here. If you attended the ceremony and have any comments or suggestions, please email

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).

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.

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.