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Bachelors Degree in Psychology

The BA degree with a major in psychology from HSU is an excellent background for graduate school and many careers. The psychology major provides the basis for a career as a psychologist or mental health care worker.

First Semester

  • ENGL or COMM 100
  • PSYC 100: Critical Thinking
  • PSYC 104: Introduction to Psychology
  • Elective

Second Semester

  • ENGL or COMM 100
  • LD GE Area C
  • Amer Inst, History, or Gov't (LD GE Area D)
  • PSYC 241:Introductory Statistics
  • Elective

Third Semester

  • LD GE Area B (Life Forms or Phys Univ)
  • LD GE Area C
  • LD GE Area D
  • PSYC 242: Research Design

Fourth Semester

  • LD GE Area B (Life Forms or Phys Univ)
  • LD GE Area C
  • Amer Inst, History, or Gov't
  • Six units from the following:
  • PSYC 311: Human Development
  • PSYC 321: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 322: Learning and Motivation
  • PSYC 323: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 324: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 335: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 337: Personality Theory & Research
  • PSYC 438: Dynamics of Abnormal Behavior

Fifth Semester

  • UD GE Area B or C
  • One of the following:
  • PSYC 300:
  • PSYC 302:
  • Three units from the following:
  • PSYC 311: Human Development
  • PSYC 321: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 322: Learning and Motivation
  • PSYC 323: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 324: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 335: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 337: Personality Theory & Research
  • PSYC 438: Dynamics of Abnormal Behavior
  • Elective (6 units)

Sixth Semester

  • UD GE Area B or C
  • Three units from the following:
  • PSYC 311: Human Development
  • PSYC 321: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 322: Learning and Motivation
  • PSYC 323: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 324: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 335: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 337: Personality Theory & Research
  • PSYC 438: Dynamics of Abnormal Behavior
  • Seven units from the following:
  • PSYC 300 (UD GE Area D & DCG-D), 301, 302 (GE Area D & DCG-D), 303, 309, 336, 400, 403, 404, 405, 406, 412, 414, 415, 418, 433, 435, 436, 437, 454, 457, 473, 474, 478, and may include only three units from: PSYC 480, 482, 495, 496, 497, 499