A major in psychology provides a study of the behavior of individuals and groups in contemporary society. The graduate in this major is prepared for positions in research and teaching, counseling, and service in clinical settings.
The major also provides a background for graduate study in the field of psychology and related specialties.
Psychology is the study of mental processes and human behavior. Courses explore different aspects of people's behavior and thinking. Students interested in the major and general education will find several courses addressing their specific interests. The major is designed to prepare the student for higher level studies at California State University as well as the University of California.
The Psychology program is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and applied comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings, historical and contemporary trends in psychology.