Program Structure

As a student entering the program, you will have an academic plan outlining your transfer units, degree requirements, and your courses for the year, so that you know exactly when you will be graduating. Students need a minimum of 54 transfer units in order to be admitted to the program, and must complete the program in 4 semesters. The academic plan ensures that you are guaranteed access to the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time and lock in the tuition rate.

All students in the program engage in a core curriculum that consists of one three-and-a-half day intensive on-campus to begin each semester. Following the intensive, all learning is done online via our online Learning Management System, Canvas. All online classes allow students to continue their learning, collaboration, and discussions that they began at the intensives.

Curriculum

Semester Curriculum Units
1ST Semester Theories of Personality
Neurobiology
Learning and Cognition
Required Elective
General Education or Other Elective as Needed
12-18
2ND Semester Social Psychology
Statistics for Behavorial Sciences
Research Methods in Psychology
Required Elective
General Education or Other Elective as Needed
12-18
3RD Semester Global Perspectives in Psychology
ACE/Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Import
Neurodiversity, Mad Studies, and Critical Perspectives in Psychology
Required Elective
General Education or Other Elective as Needed
12-18
4TH Semester
Senior Project
Required Elective
General Education or Other Elective as Needed
12-18

Electives and General Education Courses

Students entering the program with fewer than 81 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.

Elective and general education courses in the School of Undergraduate Studies complement the core curriculum, and speak to the students' own interests in disciplines such as psychology, writing, ecology and environment, and visual and creative thinking.

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

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