Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Downtown LA
Who Should Apply?
The upper-division 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
- Caregivers for the elderly and children
- Recreational Therapist
- Sales and Marketing
To learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program, view or download the program flyer.
Read more about Financial Assistance opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program.
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 Cal State LA Downtown Bachelor of Arts in 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 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, students are required to complete all program courses.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program 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 number of transferable units applied towards their degree (maximum of 10 units).
The two (2) prerequisite courses listed in the above section must be completed before your degree is awarded.
Review Cal State LA's Transfer Admissions Requirements. (Major-specific requirements may be applicable and are TBA.)
Note: Due to special requirements, College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) and second baccalaureate students, are not allowed to change their degree objective nor are they eligible to declare additional bachelor-level majors or minors.
To Apply/Application Deadline
Application deadlines for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program
Fall 2023 Admission
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