Curriculum

Semester Curriculum Units
1st Semester

BSPSY 1110 Theories of Personality (4 units)
BSPSY 1111 Neurobiology (4 units)
BSPSY 1112 Learning and Cognition (4 units)
General Education or Other Elective as Needed

12-18 units

2nd Semester

BSPSY 1115 Research Methods in Psychology (4 units)
BSPSY 1120 Cross and Multi-Cultural Psychologies (4 units)
BSPSY 1122 Introduction to Neurodiversity Studies(4 units)
General Education or Other Elective as Needed

12-18 units

3rd Semester

BSPSY 1113 Social Psychology (4 units)
BSPSY 1117 ACE/Adverse Childhood Experiences (4 units)
BSPSY 1119 Senior Project (4 units)
General Education or Other Elective as Needed

12-18 units

Electives and General Education Courses

Students entering the program with fewer than 80 transfer units and/or with unmet general education requirements will need to take elective and/or general education courses to complete their degree. Students can opt to take their elective courses either in the School of Undergraduate Studies or in select graduate courses offered to undergraduate students.

Sample elective courses:

Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology (3 units)

This course introduces students to the field of transpersonal psychology including its scope, origins, and contemporary and future perspectives. Students will study and engage with the field as a whole and explore and investigate the unique aspcts of transpersonal psychology and its influence on current psychology. Student will emerge from this class with a deeper understanding of transpersonal psychology and how it can support their future work

Psychedelic Experience: Highs, Lows, and Transformations (3 units)

This course examines the altered states of consciousness commonly characterized as psychedelic. Topics to be explored include the history of how such states have been used and understood in indigenous cultures and modern culture; the potentials, hazards, and integration of psychedelic experiences; and the past, present, and future of psychedelic research.

Counseling Skills

(1 unit)

Satisfies social and behavior science requirement. This is an introductory skills and methods course. Core helping skills that will be developed and discussed will be: basic listening skills, developing empathy, assessment, goal setting, and action planning. Core ethical issues that will be discussed are as follows: cultural competency, ethnocentric bias, internalized oppression, crisis management, mandated reporting, and confidentiality. The course will be held over one weekend and will be a combination of reflective activities, journaling, as well as expressive and creative arts processes to draw out our own inner barriers to engaging in effective counseling process.

Course descriptions for the core curriculum, elective, and general education courses can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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