Welcome to the Psychology Department!

Undergraduate Graduation Application

If you are planning on graduating this Spring or attending Commencement and graduating in Summer, then you must submit your application to the Department by February 12, 2016 to ensure the Department Chair's signature on time. All applications are due to the Registrar's Office by Friday, February 19, 2016. See the following steps on how to apply for graduation.

1. Complete the University Exit Survey (different from the Psychology Department). At the end of the survey, you will receive the Graduation Application as a PDF.

2. Fill out the application as instructed.
**Note: You must list your courses as the roadmap is structured. Avoid listing extra courses.

  • Core Courses (6 Courses)
  • Area 1 (2 Courses)
  • Area 2 (2 Courses)
  • Area 3 (2 Courses)
  • Electives (3 Courses)

3. Once filled out, you must see a Faculty Advisor. The Advisor will review and sign off the application.

4. Drop off the application to the Psychology Department (EP 301) to get the Department Chair’s signature by February 12.

5. After it’s been signed, you will receive an email to pick up your application. 

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 classes and a grade of 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.