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2013-2014 University Catalog 
    
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology and Sociology


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Psychology

One of the two majors offered in the Psychology and Sociology Department is Psychology. For other programs in this department, see Sociology. 

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David T. Horner, Interim Chair

Nancy Alvarado
Bettina Casad
Erika DeJonghe
Juliana Fuqua
Larry Goldman
Lori Barker
Jeffery S. Mio
Jill E. Nemiro
Susan N. Siaw
James W. Sturges
Felicia Friendly Thomas
Nicholas Von Glahn

Psychology is an academic discipline that enables its students to better understand human behavior. The Psychology degree program, which is housed in the Department of Psychology and Sociology, is designed to provide a comprehensive undergraduate education in this field, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The student will receive a broad exposure to developmental, social, cognitive, clinical, and physiological areas of Psychology, as well as specific training in research methodology and statistics. Original student research is also fostered and encouraged during the undergraduate experience. The program is intended primarily as an excellent foundation for entrance to graduate school in any area of psychology, but also provides a good background in the science of human behavior for students seeking careers in management in public and private sectors, or seeking an undergraduate major in this area for a variety of other reasons.

For this major, the high school student should have a broad background in the natural and social sciences, English, and mathematics.

The department offers a Master of Science degree in psychology designed to prepare students for licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Requirements for this program are found in the “Graduate Studies” section of this catalog.

Students majoring in Psychology who have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall have the opportunity to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. For additional information contact the department office.

Sociology

One of the two majors offered in the Psychology and Sociology Department is Sociology. For other programs in this Department, see Psychology.

www.class.csupomona.edu/bhs/

David T. Horner, Interim Chair

Mary K.Y. Danico
Jack Fong
Dennis D. Loo
Stacy McGoldrick
Anjana Narayan
Anthony Ocampo
Fernando Parra
Faye L. Wachs

The Sociology major, which is housed in the Department of Psychology and Sociology, is designed to provide a substantial foundation in theoretical, methodological, and content areas of sociology, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to a solid introduction to these content areas, students receive specific training in survey research and statistical analysis, and in the many practical applications of sociological theory. The Sociology major has three subplans: Criminology, Social Work, and General Sociology. The major is an excellent preparation for graduate study in Sociology, or Public Administration, and for professional studies in law, social work, or criminology. It also provides a very good background for entry level positions in management, in both public and private sectors.

For this major, the high school student should have a broad background in college preparation courses in natural and social sciences, English, and mathematics.

The department also offers minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice minor may be taken by students in any of our majors, except students in the Criminology subplan. This program is a multidisciplinary grouping of courses which have been specifically selected to fulfill the needs of students presently working in or planning for careers in law enforcement or corrections. Courses required in the minor and certificate program are listed under the Behavioral Science major. Special advisement for students in any major who are interested in criminal justice or probation may be obtained from the department’s Criminal Justice coordinator. Detailed information is available from the department office.

Since Behavioral Science is an interdisciplinary major drawn from Psychology and Sociology, students may not double major in Sociology and Behavioral Sciences.

Sociology majors are invited to participate in a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Honor Society in Sociology.

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