BA in Psychology

Brandman’s psychology degree addresses the essentials of psychological science and thought, while providing students options to focus on topics of interest, or following a more traditional path of taking a wide range of courses. 

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology addresses a broad range of topics within psychology providing students with knowledge, skills, and abilities across many fields of psychology. If desired, you can choose a concentration in child psychology, community psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, gerontology, or preclinical psychology. Courses are taught by experienced scholar-practitioners with field experience who provide guidance as you explore various career options. Students are encouraged to participate in fieldwork, independent research projects, and elective courses.

As a student you will:

  • Connect psychological theory to real-life applications.
  • Examine psychological principles of human behavior from a historical perspective.
  • Understand methodology and statistical techniques related to behavioral science research.
  • Apply appropriate methods of scientific writing in APA format.
  • Understand and apply the major theories related to the entire lifespan.


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Jan 08, 2018

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Ways to Learn

Hybrid

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Bangor Naval Base Kitsap
1042 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315
Bremerton Campus
1600 Chester Ave, Engineering Building (ENG) Room 110, Bremerton, WA 98337
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Whidbey Island NAS Campus
1045 W. Midway Street, Room 116, Bldg. 2739, Oak Harbor, WA 98278

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

Short Transferable Credits?

Brandman’s School of Extended Education offers a 4 course program allowing you to earn up to the 12 credits needed for admission. Check out the Brandman Track to learn more.

Program Curriculum

  • PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology

    3

    MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

    3

    PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

    3

    PSYU 304 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

    3

    PSYU 306 Critical Thinking

    3

    PSYU 320 Human Development across the Lifespan

    3

    PSYU 328 Abnormal Psychology

    3

    PSYU 333 Physiological Psychology

    3

    PSYU 336 Social Psychology

    3

    PSYU 351 History and Systems of Psychology

    3

    PSYU 480 Psychology Capstone

    3

    Core Foundation in Psychological Science Subtotal

    33

    Concentration

    15

    Students will select a concentration from the options below. *

     

    Concentration Subtotal

    15

    Total Credits

    48

  • The preclinical concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a higher level of education in psychology, which is necessary in this field. The students who choose this concentration will be provided with a variety of courses that address the study of human behavior from biological, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, sociocultural, and humanistic perspectives, giving them a strong background to proceed to a doctoral degree in different psychological domains.

    PSYU 310 Psychology of Learning

    3

    PSYU 317 Cognitive Psychology

    3

    PSYU 322 Theories of Personality

    3

    PSYU 323 Child Development

    3

    PSYU 432 Introduction to Psychological Measurement

    3

    Total Credits

    15

  • Students who are interested in applying their psychology degree in a business setting will thrive in the Industrial/Organizational Concentration. This concentration gives students the ability to take theoretical perspectives and use them in a practical and applied manner in a variety of workplace settings. Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is a high demand field designed to promote employee productivity and retention support organizations in dealing with diversity issues, job selection, training, performance feedback, coaching and other issues related to personnel in organizational settings.

    OLCU 400 Theory and Practice of Leadership

    3

    PSYU 432 Introduction to Psychological Measurement

    3

    PSYU 460 Introduction to Career Development

    3

    PSYU 462 Personnel Psychology

    3

    PSYU 481 Organizational Psychology

    3

    Total Credits

    15

  • The child psychology concentration is designed for students interested in working with all children with a specific emphasis on children with various developmental challenges. The Child Psychology Concentration provides students with a greater depth of study in child development, learning, and current treatment options for children with autism and other disabilities. It addresses child development from biological, evolutionary, behavioral, psychoanalytic, cognitive, sociocultural, and humanistic perspectives and provides applied courses on how to enhance child development and learning.

    PSYU 310 Psychology of Learning

    3

    PSYU 323 Child Development

    3

    PSYU 398 Pediatric Neuropsychology

    3

    PSYU 464 Applied Behavioral Analysis

    3

    PSYU 466 Preferred Behavior Enhancement

    3

    Total Credits

    15

  • The Community Psychology Concentration is designed for students who are interested in working with community programs designed to serve individuals who are disadvantaged or feel disenfranchised. The focus of this concentration is on the cultural, environmental, economic, social, and political factors that influence and shape the lives of people throughout the world. It prepares students to apply psychological principles to person-environment fit. Classes cover theoretical perspectives, as well as applied experiences where problems are identified and solutions are developed.

    PSYU 418 Community Mental Health

    3

    PSYU 421 Cross-Cultural Psychology

    3

    PSYU 450 Introduction to Counseling

    3

    PSYU 468 Case Management

    3

    Select one elective of student's choice

    3

    Total Credits

    15

  • The Gerontology Concentration is designed to prepare students to understand and apply psychological and sociological principles when working with the aging population. They address psychological issues related to aging, grief and bereavement, successful and functional aging, social policy, and aging and culture, among other important content. These courses take a multidisciplinary approach, because geropsychology practitioners serve as members of interdisciplinary teams, collaborating with a variety of professionals, including psychologists, medical and other mental health care services providers, to ensure quality care.

    PSYU 470 Psychology of Aging

    3

    PSYU 471 Issues in Aging

    3

    PSYU 472 Health Care and Aging

    3

    PSYU 473 Social Aspects of Aging

    3

    SOWK 482 Social Work with Older Adults

    3

    Total Credits

    15

  • The General Psychology Concentration is designed for students who are interested in addressing a broad range of topics in psychology, without being tied to one particular focus. Students are able to select any psychology elective classes they desire in order to build a diverse basis of psychological theory and application, giving students the opportunity to explore multiple domains of psychology. A student who graduates with a general psychology concentration may consider careers that demand an understanding of human behavior and cognition. The general psychology concentration can offer a student a better understanding of various specialties that can be pursued at the graduate level if desired.

    Select five Psychology elective courses * 15
  • General Track
    Requirements

     

    MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

    3

    PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology

    3

    PSYU 304 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

    3

    or SOCU 301

    Social Research Design

    Select three upper-division elective courses in Psychology

    9

    Total Credits

    18

    Applied Track
    Requirements

     

    PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology

    3

    Select five upper-division elective courses in Psychology

    15

    Total Credits

    18

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