CSU Channel Islands (CI) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program Santa Barbara at the Goleta and SBCC campuses. The BA Psychology program exposes students to all major areas of psychology through a required sequence of core courses that borrow ideas from the best undergraduate psychology programs, producing students with knowledge in all branches of psychology as well as methodological skills that can be widely applied within and outside of the discipline. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to experience the intersection of psychology with other disciplines, closely following how psychology is understood and practiced in the world at large. Psychology students develop a broad skill set that will help them succeed in various careers. The hallmark of the degree, however, is a gateway to graduate school. Alumni are well prepared to enter into graduate programs such as a Master’s degree in Family Therapy or Social Work, Juris Doctor (JD), and doctoral programs in Psychology.
"I started my masters program a couple of months ago. It's been a lot of work, but I use a lot of what I learned in class every single day. All the work you do for your students really does impact their lives." - Carlos Grajeda, BA Psychology 2015
The program offers an accelerated schedule and guaranteed course registration whereby students can earn a BA in Psychology from CI in 2 years or less. Students must earn 70 transfera ble units, including general education and program requirements, from the community college or other accredited institution prior to admissions. The typical weekly schedule of 6-9 units per term session held year-round includes evening and weekend classes taught by CI faculty.
BS Psychology is available as a second baccalaureate degree. A second baccalaureate applicant is a college graduate who wishes to obtain a second bachelor's degree in a major different from that of the first degree.