Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Downtown LA

Most courses held once per week Monday-Thursday!

Applications available for Fall 2020 from October 1, 2019 to March 16, 2020. Participate in an upcoming webinar to learn more.

Program Description

The B.A. program in psychology in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to complete their degree in a flexible way. Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of both humans and animals. Some psychologists are primarily concerned with learning about human behavior through scientific methods, while others are interested in the application of psychological principles such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and industrial psychology. Specific areas of opportunity for individuals who major in psychology and consider advanced degrees or professional training include clinical and counseling psychology, community psychology (welfare agencies or mental health organizations), developmental psychology, experimental psychology, human factors, psychology, psychometric psychology, and social psychology.

Who Should Enroll?

The upper-divisions transfer program in psychology prepares students seeking career opportunities in the following professions or who may already be working in the following capacities: 

  • Human Resources 
  • Social Work
  • Probation and Corrections
  • Professional at-home aid worker
  • Caregiver for the elderly and children
  • Recreational Therapist 
  • Sales and Marketing

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit $425
Total Program Cost $25,500

Financial Assistance

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities.

Admissions

Please review the transfer application and admissions guidelines for Cal State LA Downtown

Cal State LA Transfer Admissions Requirements 


Note: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.


Program Curriculum

Students are able to take between 3 and 12 units each semester.

Four (4) courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters with each course running once per week in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Two (2) evening courses are also offered during Summer Session. Students must attend courses in the Fall and Spring Semesters, and Summer Session to complete their degree. Program time to completion is 2-3 years depending on the load of coursework students take each term and the amount of transferable units applied towards their degree (maximum of 10 units).

Note: Students who have not yet taken PSY 1500 and PSY 1700 will be prohibited from taking certain classes in the program as these courses are prerequisites. We strongly encourage all students interested in applying for the Downtown LA Psychology program to complete PSY 1500 and PSY 1700 (or their equivalents) at their local community college before starting the program here. Please note that in order to successfully earn a B.A. in Psychology, students are required to complete all of the courses listed in the BA Psychology Roadmap of courses above.

To Apply/Application Deadline

Fall 2020 Start

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Online Application Opens October 1, 2019

Application Deadline: March 16, 2020

Transcript Deadline: April 3, 2020

To apply, use Cal State Apply here.

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Please submit Official Transcripts by April 3, 2020 to:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032