Skip Navigation
Sonoma State University

 


Explore Psychology:

Home Page

Our Faculty

Faculty Office Hours

Our Philosophy & History

ADVISING

Major Requirements

Roadmap to Psychology Degree (BA)

Student Advising Guidelines

Minor in Psychology

Transfer Students

FAQs

Applying to the Psychology Department

Master's in Psychology

COURSE INFORMATION


Psychology Catalog 2013-14

Psychology Classes

Internships

Research Methods

Research Assistantship

Biofeedback Program

Gerontology

PSYCHOLOGY M.A.

Depth Psychology

LECTURE SERIES

Autism Lecture Series

Psi Chi Speaker Series

Psychology & Spirituality Lecture Series

Public Programs in Depth Psychology

STUDENTS

Our Students

Senior Survey

Psi Chi

Alumni

CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Beyond the B.A.

Master's versus Ph.D.

Master's in Counseling

Master's in Social Work

Master's with P.P.S.

Doctoral Degree

Clinical Ph.D. vs Psy.D.

Applying to Graduate School

OF FURTHER INTEREST

Psychology Links

Teaching Credential

Early Childhood Education Minor

Human Development B.A.

Counseling M.A.

Organization Development M.A.

Position Opportunities

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

The minor in Psychology requires completion of Introduction to Psychology with a minimum grade of B; plus 20 upper-division psychology course units, with a minimum grade of C. Courses must be taken for a letter grade unless Credit-No Credit is the only grading option. A Change of Minor form should be completed and signed by the Department Chair. Check Advising Guidelines for making an appointment with an advisor.

Department Learning Goals

The Department is committed to students developing the following skills. Individual courses within the curriculum target one or more of these skills. Students are encouraged to take courses which develop all of these competencies.

  1. Be familiar with the major concepts, theories, and perspectives in psychology.
  2. Be able to apply psychological theories, concepts, and principles to individual experience as well as to broader social issues and social systems.
  3. Be able to reflect on personal experience in light of psychological knowledge.
  4. Be able to recognize and understand the complexity of cultural diversity, in light of psychological knowledge.
  5. Be able to understand and apply basic research methods in psychology and the social sciences.
  6. Be able to demonstrate skills that promote behavioral change at the individual, organizational, and community levels.

GE Information

The GE requirements differ according to the time you attended SSU. Students attending from their freshman year complete 51 units of GE; fall 2011 entering class complete 50 units of GE, transfer students complete 48 units of GE. All the GE requirements are listed on the pattern sheets or the GE Transfer Evaluation sheet. The pattern sheets are available outside of the Psychology office, Stevenson 3092, or download from http://www.sonoma.edu/advising/ge/

When you reach Junior status (the semester you reach 60 units) you must take 3 upper division GE courses (courses at the 300 level and above) in at least two different GE areas—save room for them when you plan your GE courseload. Upper-division GE Psychology courses (Psy 302; Psy 303; Psy 325) can be double-counted as courses for the minor.

 

 

 
Related Links

Admissions & Records

Directions to SSU/Psy

Financial Aid

School of Social Sciences

SSU Home

SSU Schedule of Classes