Dual Degree/Double Major

Psychology and Care, Health & Society Dual Degree

Students have the opportunity to pursue a dual degree in Psychology (PSYBA) and Care, Health & Society (CHSBS). This dual degree helps equip students who plan to pursue careers in health psychology, medicine, public health, nursing, social work, and other health professions that integrate psychosocial perspective of health and health care. This dual degree allows students to understand and apply principles of the biopsychosocial perspective, which acknowledges the important interactions between biological, psychological, and social perspectives of health and illness. It also allows students to take a multi-level approach to understanding health, with focus on the role of the individual, health care providers, and the larger health care system in determining health outcomes.  

Students who pursue both a CHSBS and a PSYCBA need not take both statistics and methods courses.  Students will work with their academic advisor to determine which courses meet those requirements. In addition, students may share up to 12 units of electives between the degrees. The following outlines the list of courses that can be shared:

Care, Health & Society Courses

  • CHS 204 Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • CHS 303 Health and Society
  • CHS 305 Suffering and Care in Society
  • CHS 309 Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions
  • CHS 350 Environment, Health and Society
  • CHS 401 Health Disparities in Society
  • CHS 406 Reproductive Health & Society
  • CHS 426 Healthcare fraud & compliance investigation
  • CHS 437 Indigenous Health
  • CHS 449 Introduction to Biodemography
  • CHS 404 The Sociology of Mental Health

Psychology Courses

  • PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 321 Brain Rehabilitation
  • PSY 352 Personality
  • PSY 360 Social Psychology
  • PSY 364 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 381 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 382 Psychology of Health Disparities
  • PSY 383 Health Psychology
  • PSY 422 Introduction to Brain Connectivity
  • PSY 424 Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective      
  • PSY 459 Adult Development & Aging