From broad exposure to basic psychology to an in-depth understanding of the methods
used to conduct psychological research, you will broaden your knowledge of the field
and its application to everyday life.
A psychology major is an asset — whether your career goal is to become a clinical
psychologist, counselor, social worker, or consultant; to conduct behavioral research;
to become a college professor; or to enter professions such as business, law or medicine. Your
expanded knowledge of human thought, emotion, and behavior is relevant to any career.
Develop the intellectual skills to help you generate and evaluate knowledge in many
areas by learning and applying psychology research methodologies. Gain experience
in the field and earn credit through an internship placement that pairs you with a
working professional in the field. View degree requirements for the major in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The department offers options related to the undergraduate major in psychology.
Honors Thesis in Psychology
The honors thesis in psychology gives you the opportunity take advanced classes in
research methods and data analysis over three semesters, as well as complete an honors
thesis under the supervision of a professor in the department. Click here to download an application.
The clinical psychology area of focus gives you valuable hands-on clinical experience
through small, specialized classes and internship experiences. View the Clinical page for more information. Click here to download an application.
Combined Major: Psychology and Sociology-Anthropology
Students interested in both psychology and sociology-anthropology can choose to complete
a combined major that requires 68 units. View degree requirements for the combined major in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Students are encouraged to participate in research studies conducted by psychology
department faculty and students. Some instructors give credit for participation, so
contact your instructor for details.