Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Downtown LA

BA in Psychology

Program Description

The B.A. in Psychology program in Downtown Los Angeles provides transfer students with the communication and interpersonal skills needed to enter a variety of professional fields ranging from human services and education to business operations and rehabilitation services. Students will be prepared to implement valuable problem-solving techniques and to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data to gain a better understanding of human behavior.

Participate in an upcoming information session to learn more.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Individuals interested in completing their bachelor's degree at four-year university  
  • Individuals with an interest in working in the following capacities, Human Resources, Social Work, Probation and Corrections, Professional at-home aid worker, Caregiver for the elderly and children, Recreational Therapy

Tuition & Fees

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

Financial Assistance

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See 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 perquisites. 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

Apply Now for Fall 2019 

B.A. Psychology

Online Application

How to use Cal State Apply

Application Open: October 1, 2018

Application Close: February 15, 2019

Please submit Official Transcripts by March 8, 2019 to:

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