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Dr. Pam Gist
Chair, Psychology Department
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angelespgist@msmu.edu
The Psychology Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University is teaching-oriented and student focused. Our goals for students, and our curriculum, reflect our concern that students have a broad knowledge base in psychology. This program prepares majors to develop as strong critical thinkers, researchers, exemplary communicators, informed and participatory citizens, and effective leaders. We value the ethical application of psychology in counseling settings, in the research laboratory, and as part of community service. The mission of the Psychology Department is to prepare our students to pursue advanced study, or to apply psychological knowledge in a variety of professions.
Psychology, Bachelor of Arts
Program Requirements for Psychology BA
It is recommended that psychology majors take MTH 1 or MTH 10 (GS-IIIE) in preparation for PSY 40 Basic Statistical Methods.
In addition to fulfilling general studies requirements, all psychology majors are required to take the following courses:
Specialization Courses (15)
Total Units for Major = 47
*PSY 1 is a prerequisite to all other psychology courses.
Psychology majors must select a specialization. The specialization may be changed at any time with advisor authorization.
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Majors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in Psychology courses applied toward degree requirements. Grades of C - or lower must be repeated. Courses may only be repeated one time. The higher grade will be computed in the GPA. Students must successfully complete with a grade of C or higher any prerequisites before being admitted to courses with listed prerequisites. This policy may only be waived with instructor consent. Students must also complete General Studies requirements and electives for a total of 124 semester units, including the Modern Language requirement. At least 15 upper division units must be completed in the MSMU Psychology program.
The specialization in applied psychology provides a broad foundation in psychology with an emphasis on how we can apply psychological knowledge to real world problems. Applied psychology encompasses, though is not limited to, educational, forensic, sports, health, industrial and organizational, school, clinical, and research psychology. Applied psychologists work in a variety of settings including for-profit or nonprofit organizations, local or federal governments, and educational organizations. Students in this specialization gain an overview of applied psychology, are free to explore areas in psychology of special interest with 9 elective upper division units, and will apply their learning through a psychology practicum of their choice.
PSY 103 Applied Psychology
American studies, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, child development, computer information science, computer programming, cultural studies, film and social justice, economics, English, French studies, gerontology, graphic design, history, liberal studies, mathematics, media communication, philosophy, political science, pre-law, religious studies, social work, social science, sociology, Spanish studies, women's studies
The specialization in counseling/clinical psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing further education (masters or doctorate) in preparation for a career in counseling or clinical psychology. Students pursuing this track will receive applied training and fieldwork in an area of their choosing within a social services setting.
art, biology, business administration, child development, cultural studies, gerontology, history, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish studies, women's studies
The specialization in child and adolescent psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing further education (masters or doctorate) in preparation for a career in counseling or clinical psychology focusing specifically on children and/or adolescents. Students pursuing this track will receive applied training and fieldwork in an area of their choosing within a social services setting working, focusing specifically on the needs of minors.
art, biology, business administration, child development, cultural studies, history, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish studies, women's studies.
The specialization in research psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing further education (masters or doctorate) in a pure or applied research area of psychology (e.g., social, developmental, cognitive, neuroscience, educational, sports). These courses provide the opportunity for research experience needed for admission to most graduate programs. Electives allow students to select courses in the area of their research interest.
computer information science, computer programming, mathematics, philosophy, and any major or minor related to the topic of research interest
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