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Psych Major 101. SOAR Summer 2013. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about your undergraduate degree and more!. Welcome to the Psychology Department!. We are impacted….that means we have more students than space available. What does that mean to me?

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Psych major 101

Psych Major 101

SOAR Summer 2013

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about your undergraduate degree and more!

Welcome to the psychology department

Welcome to the Psychology Department!

We are impacted….that means we have more students than space available.

What does that mean to me?

Pre-recs! Students apply to the major & transfers meet extra requirements

Our students: Over 1300 OF THEM!

  • Majors

  • Minor

  • Pre-Majors (less than 60 units only)

Who s who

Who’s Who

  • Dr. Green


    Department Chair

  • Dr. Whitney


    Department Chair

  • Dr. Chiappe

    Assistant Chair

Who s who1

Who’s Who

  • Amy Jennings Undergraduate Advisor

  • Connie

    Receptionist in PSY 100

Psychology building

Psychology Building

  • 1st Floor

     Psy 100 Main Office

    Forms, add/drop, withdraw

  • 2nd Floor

     Psy 206 Psych Resource Office

    Major/Minor apps, PSY 301, Syllabi

  • 3rd Floor

     Psy 314

    Psych Student Study Center

Pro psychology resource office room psy 206

PROPsychology Resource OfficeRoom PSY 206

  • PRO Guides – they will help guide you!

  • Questions, concerns, advising appointments

  • Student Resource Room (PSY 301, course syllabi)

  • Graduate School Resource Room

  • Career Resource Room

  • Handouts

  • Videos

  • And more!

Getting involved

Getting Involved

PSA & Psi Chi Meet together – everyone is welcome!

Student Orgs:

  • PSA – open to all

  • Psi Chi – GPA Psych 3.4, Overall 3.0

  • HFSA- human factors

  • IOSA – I/O psychology

  • PRO Guides – working with other students for the department, major advising

Psychology honors program

Psychology Honors Program

Eligibility (Requirements)

-Must be admitted to the major

-Minimum 3.25 overall GPA; 3.50 psychology GPA

-Be able to commit for THREE semesters

-Must have identified a faculty member willing to supervise their honors thesis project

-To stay enrolled in program, must earn B” or higher in each Honors course to continue participation


-Completion: Honors Thesis Project + Four Honors courses (taken sequentially)

-Other Curricular Requirements

-Attendance at all Department Colloquium Series

-Complete PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics (guaranteed registration)


-Honors Certificate

Separate Q & A with colloquium speakers

-Access to PSY 342 (computer resources, mailboxes, break-out rooms)

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Psych Related:

  • PSY 499 – Research

  • PSY 405 – Fieldwork

  • 406 – PRO guides

  • CRR (inside Peer Advising)

  • Psych Day – Community Fair 2014

    On Campus:

  • SLD

  • ASI

Make a Difference!

Research opportunities

Research Opportunities

How do I find Research Opportunities?

  • PRO resources

  • Signs in Department Office

  • Take courses with same professors

  • Check website or handbook for faculty research interests

  • Ask around (PSA meetings)

Research opportunities1

Research Opportunities

What would I do?

Most often:

  • data collection

  • data encoding

  • data analysis

  • literature reviews

  • animal care

  • computer data entry

  • interviewing

  • running subjects

  • running statistical programs

Your degree from csulb

Your Degree from CSULB!

Bachelors of arts in psychology

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

  • Psych Major Checksheet

  • Ethnic Studies/General Supporting Fields

  • Need total of 120 units to graduate in Psychology at CSULB

  • 53/54 units out of the 120 are Psychology units

Major requirements

Major Requirements

  • Lower Division:

    PSY 100, 210, and 220

    *Required to be in major*

    PSY 241 – psychobiology

  • Core Courses:

    PSY 301 *1st year in major*

Major requirements1

Major Requirements

  • Group 1 Courses:

    Two Courses (6 units) from list

    *beware of OR courses*

  • Group 2 Courses:

    Two Courses (6 units) from list

  • Group 3 Courses:

    Two Courses (6 units) from list NOT from same subgroup

Major requirements2

Major Requirements

  • 400 Level Courses:

    Any two 400 level PSY courses *No 499, limited 1 activity course*

  • Psychology Electives:

    Two additional UD PSY Courses

  • Supporting Fields:

    1 ES course from list

    1 UD course from approved departments (on ES list)

For new transfers

For New Transfers

  • Take Intro Stats (PSY 210) or Research Methods (PSY 220) ASAP (if you haven’t already done so)

  • Take Psychobiology (Psy 241)(if you haven’t already done so)

  • Take PSY 301 in your 1st year (online, team taught)

  • Be careful of PreReqs!

Your future

Your Future

  • Job after your BA?

    Resumes, interviews, job searches…where to start?

  • Graduate School?

    MSW, MFT, MSIO, PhD, PsyD, MD…. what does it all mean???

Psy 301 helps with all that and more

PSY 301Helps with all that and more!

  • Must take 301 your 1st year in the Major (take as soon as you can!)

  • Team taught! Any section works! All sections merged into one big class

  • Orientations during 1st & 2nd week

  • Class on BB

  • Workshops & office hours on Campus

Where to go for help

Where to go for help:

Where to go for help1

Where to go for help:

If you don’t know where to go or what to do – just ask at PRO!

Pro contact information

PRO Contact Information

Different ways to contact us:

 Visit us in Psy 206

 Email:

 Website:

 Call us: 526-985-5680

Find PRO on:

Psychology department website

Psychology Department Website

Download Psych Major Handbook

Check out the FAQ page!

  • Check for:

  • Forms

  • Handouts

  • Events

  • Updates

  • Contact Info

  • Equivalents

Big Events

Spring - Psych Day

Fall – Psych Asylum



  • Check for:

  • Form

  • Handouts

  • Events

  • Updates

  • Contact Info

  • Equivalents



  • Check for:

  • Form

  • Handouts

  • Events

  • Updates

  • Contact Info

  • Equivalents

Important websites

Important Websites department website) Advising) Info) of Liberal Arts Advising) (Key Enrollment Dates/Deadlines) Forms) (UCUA website) (CSULB Catalog) Course Equivalents)

Thank you

Thank you!


Open psych classes

Open Psych Classes

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