2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

No minor required. Students completing this major do not need to complete a minor in another field. However, Psychology majors are encouraged to use their general elective courses to take advantage of the Skill-Building Elective Clusters described above. This will further enhance their psychology-related skills.

Major Requirements (42 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (9 units):

PSY 101General Studies Psychology: Understanding Human Behavior

3

PSY 230Elementary Statistical Analysis in Psychology

3

PSY 235Introduction to Research Methods

3 units

NOTE: PSY 101, PSY 230, and PSY 235 should be taken in this order prior to taking other courses in the major.

B.  Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

1.  Required Courses (6 units):

PSY 305 History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSY 490Senior Seminar Psychology

3

NOTE: PSY 305 should be taken in the junior year and PSY 490 should be taken in the senior year.

2.  Quantitative Methods of Psychology: Select one course from the following (3 units):

PSY 330Intermediate Statistics and Research Design

3 units

PSY 331Measurement in Psychology

3 units

NOTE: Both courses listed in the Quantitative Methods of Psychology section are recommended for students planning to pursue graduate studies. PSY 230 or MAT 131 is prerequisite for both courses.

3.  Research Experience: Select one of the Lecture/ Seminar groups listed below (6 units):

PSY 411Advanced Research Methods in Personality and Social Psychology

3

and

PSY 412Research Seminar in Personality and Social Psychology

3

or

PSY 413Advanced Research Methods in Learning and Evolutionary Psychology

3

and

PSY 414Research Seminar in Learning and Evolutionary Psychology

3

Or

PSY 415Advanced Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology

3

And

PSY 416Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology

3

Or

PSY 417 Advanced Research Methods in Biological Psychology

3

And

PSY 418Research Seminar in Biological Psychology

3

NOTE: More than one Lecture/Seminar group is recommended to students planning to pursue graduate studies.

4. Electives:

Select six upper division Psychology courses not yet taken except PSY 481, PSY 482, PSY 483, or PSY 486. No more than three units may be selected from the following: PSY 396, PSY 494, PSY 496 (a maximum of three units apply to the major), PSY 497 or PSY 498. (18 units)

5. Participation in the Outcomes Assessment Program as announced by the Psychology Department.