Welcome to the Psychology Department!

Spring Semester 2015

Important Dates

Spring 2015
4/24 Last Day to Withdraw From Class for Serious or Compelling Reasons
5/15 Last Day of Classes 
5/16-22 Finals Week
5/22 Spring 2015 Commencement
6/2 Grades Due

Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremonies Schedule

The Psychology Department will host its Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 22 at the Towers Conference Center. The ceremony for the Master of Arts candidates will begin at 9am. The ceremony for the Master of Science candidates will begin at 12:30pm. Graduates are limited to 5 tickets. Tickets cost $25 each.

Psi Chi will host the Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes St.) at 10am. Graduates are limited to 14 tickets. Tickets cost $10 each.

Tickets for all events can be purchased here.

More information for all events can be found on the Psychology Department Events page.

Summer 2015 Schedule

Attention Students!

Opportunies for Financial Aid will increase this Summer 2015. Students who are eligible for SF State Grants (SUGs) will be elgible to have tuition and fees paid for Summer 2015 classes. You must enroll in 6 units to receive to SUG to cover the fees for part-time status. If you register for more than 6 units, you will receive full-time SUG payment to cover the tuition and fees. Pell Grants may also be available for students with remaining eligibility.

Fees for Summer 2015 for Undergradautes will be $1,768 for part-time (up to 6 units); $2,917 for full time (6.1 units or more). Graduate fees will be $2,134 part time; $3,550 full time. Non-resident fees of $ 372 per unit.

Registration will begin April 6, 2015.

Session R1: June 8- July 10

PSY 300 Holley M/W 9am-1pm BH 210
PSY 330 Hughes-Stone M/W 9am-1pm BH 225
PSY 371 Howell Tu/Th 1:10-6:25pm EP 207
PSY 431 Cookston M/W 9am-1pm BH 252
PSY 440 Scharnetzki M/W 9am-1pm BH 337
PSY 455 Yoo M/W 1:10-5pm BH 251
PSY 465 Eschleman M/W 1:10-5pm BH 210
PSY 475 Colvin M/W 9am-1pm BH 352
PSY 498 Morsella Tu/Th 9am-1pm BH 256
PSY 547 Halligan Tu/Th 9am-1pm BH 225
PSY 305GW Terrell M/W 1:10-5pm EP 304


Session R3: July 13- August 14

PSY 111 Staff M/W 9am-12:45pm BH 256
PSY 171 Staff M/W 1-6:25pm EP 125
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 Tu/Th 1:10-5pm BH 210
PSY 571 Tate M-Th 9-11:30am EP 207

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.