Psychology, B.A. (2021-2022 Archive)
Honors Option

All lower division GE completed. Lower division major requirements of General Psychology (PSY 150) and Statistics (MATH 140) completed as part of the AA-T in Psychology.

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
PSY 250 (if not completed prior to transfer) 3
PSY 301 1
PSY 320/L 3/1
Cognitive Psych.** One of the following: PSY 304, PSY 367, PSY 369, PSY 382 3
Social Psych.** PSY 345 3
Total 14

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
PSY 321/L (Honors section) 3/1
PSY 492H 1
Clinical/Personality.** One of the following: PSY 310, PSY 351, PSY 353, PSY 370, PSY 380 3
Developmental Psych.** One of the following: PSY 313, PSY 327, PSY 335, PSY 361, PSY 365 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Electives 3
Total 17

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
Honors Capstone. An honors section of one of the following: PSY 471AA-ZZ/PSY 471AAS-ZZS, PSY 473AA-ZZ/S, PSY 475AA-ZZ/S, PSY 479AA-ZZ/PSY 479AAS-ZZS, PSY 485AA-ZZ/S, PSY 488AA-ZZ/PSY 488AAS-ZZS 3/2
GE Upper Division* 3
Upper Division PSY Electives 6+
Total 14

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
PSY 487H 1
One 3-unit 400-level PSY course (Not PSY 486SOC, PSY 495A-Z, PSY 497 or PSY 499) 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Electives 8
Total 15
Total units after transfer 60

*Total of 9 units Upper Division General Education must include 3 units from GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning, and 6 units from GE Upper Division Section C1 Arts, or GE Upper Division Section C2 Humanities, or GE Upper Division Section D Social Sciences, or GE Upper Division Section F Comparative Cultural Studies. (No more than 3 units from GE Upper Division C and no more than 3 units from GE Upper Division D.) If needed, select UDGE courses that also satisfy: IC: Information Competence, and/or: GE Upper Division Section C3 American History Institutions and Ideals, OR GE Upper Division Section D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government.

If taken, PSY 312, PSY 352 or PSY 365 satisfy 3 units of GE upper division D1 Social Sciences and fulfill the Information Competence requirement.

**The area requirements of Clinical/Personality Psych, Cognitive Psych, Developmental Psych, and Social Psych may be taken in any order, but should be completed within the first year at CSUN.

+Minimum of 42 units required in courses for the Psychology major. No more than 4 units of PSY 421 may be counted toward the major. No more than 6 units combined of PSY 498/PSY 499 may be counted toward the major.

To be eligible to apply for the Honors in Psychology program, a student must:

  1. Be a declared Psychology major.
  2. Have completed or be currently enrolled in PSY 320/L.
  3. Have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA at CSUN.
  4. Have a minimum 3.50 GPA in all upper division Psychology courses taken at CSUN (first-semester transfer students should report grades from their prior university/college).

If admitted, students in the Honors in Psychology program must:

  • Complete honors sections of the following courses with a B+ or better:
    • PSY 321H/L Research Methods in Psychology and Lab (3/1)
    • One of the Psychology Capstone courses (see list of capstone courses under “Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree”) (3/2)
  • Successfully complete PSY 492H Honors Professional Development (1)
  • Successfully complete PSY 487H Honors Psychology Proseminar (1)
  • Present a project at the Department of Psychology’s Honors Forum. The project must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in Psychology and may be an empirical research project, a literature review project, or a community project.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.50 GPA in all of their upper division Psychology coursework.