• Online
  • San Francisco
  • Hybrid

As a student you will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology; understand and use major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation; and gain an understanding of how to apply psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.

In addition to gaining a core knowledge of psychology, you will develop essential skills in effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, techniques to ensure information literacy, and methods for quantitative fluency — experiences that will put you on a path to lifelong learning.

TOTAL UNITS — 123

48 GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

18 REQUIRED UNITS
21 LIBERAL STUDIES UNITS
9 FOUNDATION UNITS

33 MAJOR UNITS

42 ELECTIVE UNITS


Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.


Pathway Program

This program can serve as a pathway to GGU’s Master of Arts in Psychology programs. Applicants to these programs who have previously earned bachelor’s degrees from GGU may receive a waiver for certain required graduate-level courses with comparable undergraduate-level coursework completed at GGU and used to satisfy the requirements of their GGU bachelor’s degree program. See the Counseling Psychology, MA or Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MA program for more information.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the BA in Psychology, including the general education curriculum, will be able to:
  • Address a complex problem in psychology using strategies and insights that lead to the development of an actionable solution.
  • Apply knowledge of and tools from psychology to analyze solutions for personal and/or professional problems.
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data about a topic in psychology and apply results to improve business/organizational or interpersonal strategies, habits, and/or practices.
  • Apply ethically sound psychological principles to ameliorate and/or mitigate real-world personal and/or professional challenges.
  • Locate, evaluate and apply information, using a variety of research tools from the field of psychology, in analysis of a complex problem.
  • Construct written communications that clearly articulate and promote psychological ideas, arguments, or solutions to analyze a problem.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, either through persuasive speech, and/or in providing clear directions, instructions, and/or guidelines, that address a psychological aspect of a problem.
  • Demonstrate the self-awareness and habits required to identify, integrate, and apply new information and skills that increase personal and professional effectiveness, including: applying psychological insights and skills to career goals; exhibiting self-efficacy and self-regulation; and developing meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to an existing or emerging challenge in psychology that also draw on disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives from organizational leadership, sociology, business, and other disciplines in the humanities and/or social sciences.
  • Identify common psychological values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
  • Define, explain, and correctly apply concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology, including:
  • Articulating the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Demonstrating use of the major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Applying psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Explaining how psychology can elaborate and deepen the understanding of cultural diversity, and human biology, and lifespan development.
  • Applying psychological principles to career goals.

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