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Psychology
209.946.2133
Pam Sanocki
Psychology Department Secretary
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
psanocki@pacific.edu

Undergrad Degrees

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science

Majors Offered

Psychology

Minors Offered

Psychology


I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

  • PACS 001  Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
  • PACS 002  Pacific II Topical Seminar on a Good Society
  • PACS 003  Pacific Seminar III: What is an Ethical Life?

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
  • Arts and Humanities
    • IIA. Language and Literature
    • IIB. Woldviews and Ethics
    • IIC. Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • IIIA. Natural Sciences
    • IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic
    • IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
      or  a second IIIA Natural Sciences Course


Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) In selecting courses to meet GE requirements, try to choose from the Biology, Literature, Mathematics and Philosophy offerings.
 
II.   Diversity Requirement
Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)
Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III.  Fundamental Skills
Students must demonstrate competence in:

  • Writing
  • Quantitative analysis

IV.  Breadth Requirement
Students must complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)
 
V. Major Requirements
Minimum 51 units that include:

PSYC 001 Orientation to the Psychology Major 1
PSYC 002 Professional Development in Psychology 1
PSYC 031 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSYC 101 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I 5
PSYC 102 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II 5
Select one of the following: 
3
BIOL 011 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 041 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 051 Principles of Biology
BIOL 061 Principles of Biology
CHEM 023 Elements of Chemistry
COMP 135 Human-Computer Interface Design
COMP 151 Artificial Intelligence
Select one of the following: 4
PHIL 037 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 061 Philosophy of Science
PSYC 125 History and Systems of Psychology
Select four of the following: 16
PSYC 015 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 017 Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
PSYC 029 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 053 Behavioral Psychology
PSYC 069 Social Psychology
PSYC 079 Sensation and Perception
Select three of the following: 12
PSYC 115 Advanced Lab in Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 117 Advanced Lab in Clinical Psychology
PSYC 118 Advanced Lab in Child Clinical Psychology
PSYC 129 Advanced Lab in Developmental Psychology
PSYC 169 Advanced Lab in Social Psychology
*  Students must select one of these courses in addition to the GE3A requirement.


VI.
Minor Requirements:
Students must complete a minimum of 20 units and 5 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in psychology.

PSYC 031 Introduction to Psychology 4
Select three of the following: 12
PSYC 015 Cognitive Psychology
     or PHIL 125 Intro to Cognitive Science
PSYC 017 Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
PSYC 029 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 053 Behavioral Psychology
PSYC 069 Social Psychology
PSYC 079 Sensation and Perception
Select one of the following: 4
BIOL 011 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 041 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 051 Principles of Biology
BIOL 061 Principles of Biology
CHEM 023 Elements of Chemistry
PHIL 037 Introduction to Logic
PSYC 125 History and Systems of Psychology

Note: 1) All courses must be graded "C-" or better to count towards the minor.

Graduate and Professional School Preparation

Students who plan to go on to graduate study in psychology or to use psychology as a basis for advanced professional study may select from the following sequence of courses in addition to the major requirements:PSYC 089/PSYC 189MATH 130 and PSYC 183 (by instructor permission only). It is strongly recommended that major courses include a representation of the basic subfields of psychology as well as additional PSYC 197 and PSYC 087. Options that include both psychology and other courses provide the student with coursework as well as research and applied experience appropriate to graduate study in all areas of psychology, as well as professional study in education, social work, and law.