Students at NCUR 2010
Dr. Kee-Rose with students at 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research at The University of Montana

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (120 units)

A. General Education - 48 units (See CSUCI catalog for details of the General Education requirements)

B. Lower Division Required Courses (9 units):

Students will need to obtain a grade of C or better to apply these courses to the psychology major. Students may substitute equivalent courses taken at other universities in each area by articulation agreement or by permission of the Psychology program. Nine units from these required lower division courses may be counted toward GE requirements.

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 202 Biostatistics (MATH), 3 units
  • PSY 213 Developmental Psychology, 3 units

C. Upper Division Required Core Courses (28 units)

Psychology majors normally take these courses at CI. Students may substitute equivalent courses taken at other universities in each area by articulation agreement or by permission of the Psychology program. All courses may be passed with a grade of C or better to apply toward the Psychology major.

  • PSY 300 Psychological Research and Statistical Methods I, 4 units
  • PSY 301 Psychological Research and Statistical Methods II, 4 units
  • PSY 310 History and Systems of Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 312 Social Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 313 Clinical and Abnormal Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 314 Behavioral Neuroscience, 4 units
  • PSY 317 Theories of Personality, 3 units
  • PSY 318 Learning, Cognition and Perception, 4 units

D. Upper Division Psychology Electives (12-13 units)

Psychology majors must take 12-13 units of Upper Division Psychology Electives. Up to 6 units from interdisciplinary Psychology courses numbered 330-349 or 430-449 may be double-counted toward the upper division GE requirement. Not all courses will be taught in all years. Students must obtain a grade of C or better (or CR) in each of these courses to apply them to the psychology major. The current list of Upper Division Elective courses in Psychology is as follows:

  • PSY 303 Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences (POLS/SOC), 4 units
  • PSY 305 Field Research Methods, 3 units
  • PSY 315 Child Psychopathology, 3 units
  • PSY 327 Parenting, 3 units
  • PSY 330 Behavioral Finance: The Psychology of Decision-making (BUS), 3 units
  • PSY 333 Measurement and Testing of Groups and Individuals, 3 units
  • PSY 337 Psychological Ethics and Moral Philosophy, 3 units
  • PSY 338 Psychology of Art and Artists (ART), 3 units
  • PSY 339 Psychology and Literature (ENGL), 3 units
  • PSY 340 History and Psychology of Nazi Germany (HIST), 3 units
  • PSY 342 Complementary and Alternative Health (NURS), 3 units
  • PSY 344 Psychology and Traditional Asian Thought, 3 units
  • PSY 345 Individuals with Disabilities in Society (SPED), 3 units
  • PSY 346 Human Motivation, 3 units
  • PSY 348 Healthy Aging (NRS/SOC), 3 units
  • PSY 357 Psychology of Families, 3 units
  • PSY 370 Fundamentals in Counseling Theory, 3 units
  • PSY 375 Psychology of Health Counseling, 3 units
  • PSY 383 Chicana/o/Latina/o Identity and Empowerment (CHS), 3 units
  • PSY 400 Case Studies in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 410 Psychological Testing, 3 units
  • PSY 420 African American Families, 3 units
  • PSY 424 Organizational Behavior (MGT), 3 units
  • PSY 429 Intergroup Relations, 3 units
  • PSY 432 Seminar in Leadership, 3 units
  • PSY 436 Psychology and History of East Asian Warrior Cultures (HIST), 3 units
  • PSY 445 Adolescent Development, 3 units
  • PSY 449 Human-Computer Interaction (COMP), 3 units
  • PSY 457 Criminal Behavior, 3 units
  • PSY 460 Addiction Studies, 3 units
  • PSY 461 Advanced Topics in Child and Adolescent Development, 3 units
  • PSY 470 Seminar in Freud and Object Relations Theory, 3 units
  • PSY 471 Seminar in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 473 Bizarre Behavior and Culture Bound Syndromes, 3 units
  • PSY 482 Intermediate Statistics, 3 units
  • PSY 490 Topics in Psychology, 1-3 units
  • PSY 492 Internship or Service Learning, 1-3 units
  • PSY 494 Independent Research in Psychology, 1-3 units
  • PSY 497 Directed Study in Psychology, 1-3 units
  • PSY 499 Senior Capstone Course, 1-3 units

Summary of Total Units for Graduation with a BA in Psychology:

All Courses

48 units General Education
9 units Lower Division Required Courses (up to 9 units may double count toward GE)
28 units Upper Division Required Core Courses
12-13 units Upper Division Psychology Electives (up to 6 units of interdisciplinary 330-349 or 430-449 courses may double count toward GE)
17 units Other University Courses
6 units Title 5
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120 units Total

Courses in Psychology

9 units Lower Division Psychology Courses
28 units Upper Division Core Courses
12-13 units Upper Division Psychology Electives
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49 Units Total of Psychology Courses