May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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(120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides students with empirically derived knowledge of the field of psychology. Students will gain skills in research methods and statistics in psychology, and apply these skills to real-world problems. Students will also learn to seek out and evaluate psychological research. The program teaches how diversity influences individual and social behavior, and how to behave ethically in psychological settings. The curriculum provides a broad education in the field of psychology that prepares students for a wide variety of fields, including health, education and business, as well as preparing them for graduate work in psychology, counseling or social work.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.

Upper Division (32 units)

Special Requirements

Each course counted toward the major must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher. In addition, the overall minimum GPA must be 2.0 or greater for all units attempted in Psychology courses whether the course is counted toward the major or not; whether upper or lower division; or whether taken at Cal State Fullerton or elsewhere. No more than three units of PSYC 499  may be applied toward the major. No more than three units of PSYC 495  may be applied toward the major. PSYC 494  may not be used toward the major, but three units of this course may be counted toward units to graduate from the university. A minimum of 21 units counted toward the major must have been completed in psychology at CSUF.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)

Must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to meet the upper-division writing requirement for Psychology majors.

Total (120 units)

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