Psych Major 101 Everything you’ve always wanted to know about your undergraduate degree and more! SOAR Winter 2014 Welcome to the Psychology Department! We are impacted….that means we have more students than space available. What does that mean to me? Pre-recs! Students must meet pre-recs to declare the major & transfers must meet extra requirements Our students: Over 1300 OF THEM! • Majors • Minor • Pre-Majors (less than 60 units only) Who’s Who • Dr. Whitney Department Chair • Dr. Chiappe Assistant Chair Who’s Who • Amy Jennings & • Lisa Maxfield PRO Supervisors • Office Staff: Connie, Marilyn, Debi, and Sheri in PSY 100 (Department Office) Psychology Building 1st Floor Psy 100 Main Office Forms, add/drop, withdraw Floor Psy 206 nd 2 Psych Resource Office Grad School/Career info, PSY 301, Syllabi 3rd Floor Psy 314 Psych Student Study Center Psychology Contact Info Psy 100 Main Office 562-985-5001 Psy 206 Psychology Resource Office 562-985-5680 email: [email protected] Psych Student Study Center (walk into room Psy 314 during the semester) ATLAS 562-985-7804 PSA & Psi Chi [email protected] PRO Psychology Resource Office Room PSY 206 • • • • • • • • PRO Guides – they will help guide you! Questions, concerns, help with resources Student Resource Room (PSY 301, course syllabi) Graduate School Resource Room Career Resource Room Handouts Videos And more! Getting Involved Student Orgs: • PSA – open to all • Psi Chi – GPA Psych 3.4, Overall 3.0 • HFSA- human factors • IOSA – I/O psychology • PRO Guides – working with our students PSA & Psi Chi Meet together – everyone is welcome! for the department Psychology Honors Program Eligibility (Requirements) -Must be admitted to the major -Minimum 3.25 overall GPA; 3.50 psychology GPA -Be able to commit for THREE semesters -Must have identified a faculty member willing to supervise their honors thesis project -To stay enrolled in program, must earn B” or higher in each Honors course to continue participation Curriculum -Completion: Honors Thesis Project + Four Honors courses (taken sequentially) -Other Curricular Requirements -Attendance at all Department Colloquium Series -Complete PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics (guaranteed registration) Benefits -Honors Certificate Separate Q & A with colloquium speakers -Access to PSY 342 (computer resources, mailboxes, break-out rooms) Volunteer Opportunities Psych Related: • PSY 499 – Research • PSY 405 – Fieldwork • 406 – PRO guides • CRR (inside PRO) • Psych Day – Community Fair 2014 On Campus: • SLD • ASI Research Opportunities How do I find Research Opportunities? • • • • PRO resources Signs in Department Office Take courses with same professors Check website or handbook for faculty research interests • Ask around (PSA meetings) Research Opportunities What would I do? Most often: • data collection • data encoding • data analysis • literature reviews • animal care • computer data entry • interviewing • running subjects • running statistical programs Your Degree from CSULB! Bachelors of Arts in Psychology • Psych Major Checksheet • Ethnic Studies/General Supporting Fields • Need total of 120 units to graduate in Psychology at CSULB • 53/54 units out of the 120 are Psychology units Major Requirements • Lower Division: PSY 100, 210, and 220 *Required to be in major* PSY 241 – psychobiology • Core Courses: PSY 301 *1st year in major* Major Requirements • Group 1 Courses: Two Courses (6 units) from list *beware of OR courses* • Group 2 Courses: Two Courses (6 units) from list • Group 3 Courses: Two Courses (6 units) from list NOT from same subgroup Major Requirements • 400 Level Courses: Any two 400 level PSY courses *No 499, limited 1 activity course* • Psychology Electives: Two additional UD PSY Courses • Supporting Fields: 1 ES course from list 1 UD course from approved departments (on ES list) For New Transfers • Take Intro Stats (PSY 210) or Research Methods (PSY 220) ASAP (if you haven’t already done so) • Take Psychobiology (Psy 241) (if you haven’t already done so) • Take PSY 301 in your 1st year (online, team taught) • Be careful of PreReqs! Transfer Course Credits • Course credits from Community Colleges: • We accept only our 4 lower division courses: General/Intro Psych, Psych Stats, Research Methods, and Psychobiology/Biopsych from Community Colleges, check Assist.org to see if your courses count. • We do NOT accept any other psychology courses from CCs, we cannot accept abnormal, social, development, etc. from CCs because they are all lower division courses. Our CSULB psychology courses are upper division. To get credit for a course the level must be the same. • Course Credits from Out of State, Private, or other Four Year schools must be individually reviewed. • To get course credit you can email the course descriptions from the other school’s catalog (syllabi are required for Stats & research methods courses) to the PRO Supervisors at [email protected] for review. Please do not send links, copy/paste into the email. More information is available in PRO (PSY 206). Your Future • Job after your BA? Resumes, interviews, job searches…where to start? • Graduate School? MSW, MFT, MSIO, PhD, PsyD, MD…. what does it all mean??? PSY 301 Helps with all that and more! •Must take 301 your 1st year in the Major (take as soon as you can!) •Team taught! Any section works! All sections merged into one big class •Orientations during 1st & 2nd week •Class on BB •Workshops & office hours on Campus Where to go for help: Topic(s) Sample Question Who to see How to get there Advising (Psychology, GE, Major, Minor in CLA, AAT) What classes do I need to take for my psych major? What do I need to graduate? Am I done with my GEs? ATLAS advisers In Ph1 room 104 (562) 985-7804 www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/advisi ng • Make apt for advising session • Drop in for quick question Psychology Course Equivalents, Study Abroad, course credit from 4 year/out of state, psych course not counting Will this course count for my psych major? PRO Superviso rs • Psychology related questions, courses, grad school, jobs, internships, 301 What can I do with a psych degree? How do I apply for grad school? PRO In room PSY 206 (562) 985-5680 www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/depar tments/psychology/pro [email protected] Need a signature (add/drop), need a form, department approval/stamp, How do I get this signed? Where do I find this form or turn this form in? Dept office in PSY 100 In room PSY 100 (562) 985-5001 http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla /departments/psychology/ • • Email course description to [email protected] Fill out form in PSY 206 Need course description or syllabus (for PSY 210 or 220 credit) Where to go for help: Topic(s) Sample Question Who to see How to get there Graduation filing, forms, turning in transcripts, questions about policies, special situations, Financial Aid, hold on account How/where do I file to graduate? How do I drop a class? Where do I find the forms I need? Enrollment services Brotman Hall – BH 100 (562) 985-5471 http://www.csulb.edu/depts/en rollment/ http://www.csulb.edu/depts/en rollment/forms Your Future – jobs, grad school, internships Which major is right for you? What can I do with my degree? What can I do after graduation? Is there someone I can talk to about what I can do after graduation? How do I find jobs in my area? Career Development Center (CDC) Brotman Hall – BH 250 (562) 985- 4151 http://www.carrers.csulb.edu • • • Make an appointment or drop in Workshops Counselors If you don’t know where to go or what to do – just ask at PRO! PRO Contact Information Different ways to contact us: Visit us in Psy 206 Email: [email protected] Find our Google Calendar too! Website: www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departm ents/psychology/pro Call us: 526-985-5680 Find the CSULB Psych Department on: Psychology Department Website Download Psych Major Handbook Check out the FAQ page! Big Events Spring - Psych Day Fall – Psych Asylum Check for: •Forms •Handouts •Events •Updates •Contact Info •Equivalents Website Check for: •Form •Handouts •Events •Updates •Contact Info •Equivalents Website Important Websites www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/psychology/pro (PRO website) http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/psychology/ (PSY department website) http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/registration/ge_courses/overview.html (GE Info) http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/advising/ (College of Liberal Arts Advising) http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/dates/index.html (Key Enrollment Dates/Deadlines) http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/forms/ (Enrollment Forms) http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/index.html (CSULB Catalog) http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html (Transfer Course Equivalents) Thank you! Questions?