B.A. Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. in Psychology emphasizes the fundamental principles of Psychology that can be applied to solve practical problems related to human behavior and society. You’ll gain a broad education in Psychology that is relevant to many fields, including counseling and therapy, social work, education, physical health and wellness, marketing and sales, law and forensics, environmental sustainability, and human resources. 

The B.A. program emphasizes real-world applications through community engagement, and is designed for students who want marketable skills they can use to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.

Psychology Major

Major coursework in psychology will include one course from each of the following domains:

  • Clinical Science,
  • Social-Personality Science, and
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Additional course work can include up to two active learning experiences such as independent study, internship, or practicum.

Course Requirements

A total of 33 credits is required to complete the major, covering foundational topics in psychology. 18 units must be upper division courses.

B.A. Course Curriculum Guide for Fall 2021 and prior

b.a. course curriculum guide spring 2022 and beyond


Four-Year Planning Guides
NOTE: This is meant to be used as a guide only. Plan of Study will vary from student to student. 

Students with Math 100 Placement

four-year planning guide

Students with Math 107 or 112 Placement

four-year planning guide

Prepare for Your Future

The B.A. in Psychology will give you marketable skills you can use to enter the workforce or apply to graduate programs in counseling, therapy, social work, education, and more. Our Faculty, Professional Advisors and Staff are committed to supporting you throughout your undergraduate career and beyond. We offer professional development coursework, events, and guidance on internship and research opportunities. 

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