CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

POLICY STATEMENT

NUMBER: 79-02

SUBJECT: REVISIONS IN THE MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE BACHELOR OF THE ARTS DEGREE

The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of October 19, 1978, and approved by the President on November 8, 1978, is as follows:

MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (CODE 2-8130)

General Option

The General Option is designed to provide the student with an understanding of human behavior as an emphasis in liberal arts education. It is not designed for the student who is planning advanced study in psychology.

Applied Option

The Applied Option is designed to provide the student with some knowledge, methods and skills in the application of psychology in areas such as community, clinical, industrial and organizational psychology. Completion of this option may facilitate professional training in applied psychology or related fields.

Research Option

The Research Option is designed to provide the student with the concepts and skills which will serve as necessary preparation for graduate study in all areas of psychology. It consists of intensive study in theory, content and research methods.

REQUIREMENTS

Lower Division

Psychology 100, 200, 210; Mathematics 100; Psychology 241 or 3 units of Biology.

Upper Division
A minimum of 24 units in Psychology including: two courses from Psychology 331, 332, 333, 336, 337, 341; one course from Psychology 351, 356, 361; and additional courses for one of the following three options:

General Option: 15 units of electives
Applied Option: Psychology 310, 314; one course from Psychology 370, 375, 381; two courses from Psychology 415, 416, 418, 471, 473 and 472, 474, 475, 481

Research Option:  Psychology 310; 401 or 402; two courses from Psychology 433, 437; Psychology 441 or 445; Psychology 451 or Psychology 46.

Effective: Immediately