Psychology Department

Welcome to the Department of Psychology where students and faculty explore the scientific study of behavior and mind. The American Psychological Association reports that most students select psychology for its personal growth possibilities; others select the major because of its career possibilities. Some of these students establish careers after obtaining their bachelor's degree, with many going into business, education, or a variety of health-related fields. Working professionally in psychology generally requires graduate training at the master's or doctoral level.

The department offers a student-centered BA degree in psychology, comprised of 41 units, an undergraduate minor in psychology, and three master's degrees: (1) the MA degree: option in psychological science; (2) the MA degree: option in applied psychology, a gateway to the school psychology credential program; and (3) the MS degree in marriage and family therapy.

Approximately fifteen full-time faculty, twenty part-time faculty, and three full-time office staff serve our 800+ undergraduate majors, 90 graduate students, and numerous university students completing General Education requirements. Our Psi Chi undergraduate student club offers academic and social activities. Our undergraduate internship program enables students to apply psychology in many local social agencies, businesses, and educational settings.

We invite you to explore our Web site; should you have questions about our programs please e-mail us at: psy@csuchico.edu

Announcements

Temporary position opening in the Psychology of Learning

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a nearly full-time position to being August 2014. 

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New Graduate Application Deadlines

Graduate applications are now due by January 15 for priority consideration. This is a change from the previous deadline of March 1st. All graduate applications received by January 15 will be given full consideration. Applications received in the period of January 16 through March 1 will be reviewed if priority applications do not exhaust program capacity. Applications are available here.