Nicholas Von Glahn, Chair
Tierra T. Ellis
|M. Brigitt Lamothe Francois
Jill E. Nemiro
James W. Sturges
Psychology is an academic discipline that enables its students to better understand human behavior. The Psychology degree program 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 Master of Science degree in Psychology is designed to prepare students for licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) in California. (For more information, visit https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/accreditation.) 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.
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