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BA in Psychology

Explore the depths of human behavior with an psychology degree. With your bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Golden State College you will better understand human beings, their motivations, emotions, and thought processes. Use the knowledge you gain from a bachelor’s degree in psychology to help businesses and organizations make lasting and meaningful impact in their practices and endeavors.


A bachelor’s degree in psychology introduces you to the scientific study of human behavior and the mind. An undergraduate psychology degree introduces you to a vast set of subject matters from human behavior and research to data analysis and communication. A bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Golden State College will lay the foundation for many psychology-related careers or allow you to take the step to a graduate-level degree.


Your bachelor’s degree in psychology is an undergraduate-level degree that typically takes four years to complete and focuses on the study of human behavior and mental processes. With this undergraduate psychology program, you will obtain a solid background in psychology and receive a better understanding of how human behavior impacts the dynamics of a business or organization.


As you begin to work toward your bachelor’s degree in psychology, you will start gaining the knowledge of major psychological ideas and practices. This knowledge allows you to provide the value and contribution that modern-day organizations are seeking in their employees.


A bachelor’s degree in psychology can be seen as a very practical degree, as the interpersonal and communication skills you learn can benefit you in a wide variety of organizations and industries. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program, you will be able to:

Demonstrate breadth of psychological knowledge

Analyze information and data with scientific thinking

Defend ethics, social justice, and diversity

Illustrate professional communication skills

Apply professional skills to career planning and success


 Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements    41

Major Preparation    3-4

Major Requirements    48

University Electives    27-28

Total    120



University Requirements for Graduation


Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.


The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

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