Psychology is the science of behavior. It seeks to understand the causes of typical as well as abnormal functioning in individuals in terms of biological, environmental, social, and cultural variables.The CSULB Department of Psychology enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the nation. The faculty is composed of nearly 60 full-time and part-time members who embrace a climate of diversity. Our Psychology Department has no single dominant orientation, but has a balance of views and disciplines. The faculty of the department are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring, are active in research, and are engaged in professional and community service.
The Bachelor’s degree in Psychology provides solid preparation for students who wish to pursue a career in any field that involves people, including education, business, health care, sports, or community development. The Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is ideal for individuals who seek an understanding of behavioral principles while pursuing a well rounded education. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is also designed to provide a strong foundation for graduate study, including the three Master’s degree programs offered in the department.
The CSULB Psychology Department is housed in a building that bears the department’s name, and contains specially-designed facilities including computer rooms and laboratories in physiological, human factors, developmental, social, clinical, and other areas of psychology.