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Rebecca Cameron, Ph.D. Department Chair

Welcome to the Sacramento State Psychology Department's web site. Please explore the site to learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our outstanding student groups. Opportunities for learning extend beyond the classroom to involvement in research labs and community settings, where students learn skills that include scientific thinking, research and analytic strategies, multicultural awareness, and ethical decision-making.

Be sure to meet with us in person as well as visiting us online. Prospects peer mentors are available to answer questions and to support your undergraduate experience Monday through Friday in AMD 358, and faculty advisors are available during office hours to discuss your interests and goals. Click here to find the office hours for our major advisors.

Rebecca Cameron,Ph.D., Department Chair

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Psychology Department

Location Amador 350

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours: 8-4pm M-F  

Summer Office Closures


7/4/19 all day

Phone 916-278-6254
Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

Psychology Undergraduate Major Application

The Psychology Undergraduate Supplemental Application for Fall 2019 is now closed.

Want more information on applying to the Psychology Undergraduate Program?

Download the following:

Applying to the Psychology Major

Visit our Impaction FAQs page:

Psychology Impaction FAQs

Contact Cheryl Lugo at with any questions.

PSYC 9 Course Substitution Requests

Psychology Majors may be able to have a community college or 4-year university course approved as a substitute for PSYC 9.

How to Request a PSYC 9 Course Substitution or Review

Review the courses listed below to determine if the course you have taken has already been reviewed. 
Determine which course of action to follow based on whether your course has been reviewed and approved or reviewed and denied.
If course is not listed on either list, scroll down to see the process for submitting new courses for review.


Temporarily Approved Courses (as of 6/18/19) - Subject to ongoing review

If your course is on the following list, download and complete a PSYC 9 Verification Form and return it to the Psychology Department in AMD 350 or Cheryl Lugo. The form is also available at the Psychology Department Office.

  • ARC: PSYC 330
  • Bakersfield College: PSYC B5
  • Berkeley City College: MATH 13
  • CSU Chico: MATH 105
  • CSU San Marcos: PSYC 220
  • Chabot: PSYC 5
  • City College of San Francisco: PSYC 5
  • CRC: PSYC 330
  • DeAnza: PSYC 15/SOC 15
  • Delta: PSYC 002
  • Folsom Lake: PSYC 330
  • Foothill: PSYC 7/SOC 7
  • Fullerton College: PSY 161
  • Hartnell College: MATH 13
  • Los Angeles City College: MATH 227
  • Los Angeles City College: STAT 101
  • Merced Community College: PSYC 5
  • Monterey Peninsula College: MATH 16
  • Orange Coast College: PSYC 160
  • Palomar College: PSYC 205
  • Pasadena City College: STAT 18
  • Pierce College: STAT 1
  • Santa Barbara City College: MATH 117
  • Santa Rosa JC: PSYC 9
  • Sierra: PSYC 142
  • Sierra: Math 13
  • Solano Community College: MATH 11
  • Southwestern College: PSYC 270
  • Ventura College: PSY V04
  • Yuba College: STAT 1

Courses Not Approved (as of 6/18/19)

The following courses are not approved substitutes for PSYC 9.  If your course is on this list, you must take PSYC 9 at Sac State or a course from the approval list above. 

  • ARC: PSYC 335
  • Antelope Valley College: MATH 115
  • Butte College: MATH 18
  • Clovis Community College: MATH 11
  • College of San Mateo: STAT 200
  • Columbia College: MATH 2
  • Cosumnes River College: STAT 300
  • Delta College: MATH 12
  • Diablo Valley: MATH 142
  • Folsom Lake: STAT 300
  • Holy Names University: PSYC 63
  • Laney College: MATH 13
  • Las Positas: MATH 40
  • Las Positas: MATH 42A
  • Los Medanos: MATH 34
  • Mendocino College: MATH 220
  • Merced College: MATH 10
  • Modesto Junior College: PSYC 102
  • Modesto Junior College: MATH 134
  • Monterey Peninsula: MATH 16
  • Napa Valley: MATH 232
  • Oxnard College: MATH 105
  • Sac City: STAT 300
  • Sacramento State: STAT 1
  • Santa Rosa Jr College: MATH 15
  • San Diego State: STAT 119
  • San Francisco State: MATH 124
  • San Francisco State: PSYC 171
  • Shasta College: MATH 14
  • Solano Community College: MATH 11
  • Woodland Community College: STAT 1

New Course Reviews

If your course is not on either of the lists above please complete the PSYC 9 Course Review Form: PSYC 9 Course Review Form

Psychology Department News

Catalog Changes

You may have heard that our catalog requirements have changed.

The requirements for the Fall 2018 catalog will be the following:

–Total 13 units of lower division: CHDV 30, PSYC 2, PSYC 4, PSYC 8, and PSYC 9
–PSYC 100 and PSYC 121
–One upper division methods
–One biological processes
–Four courses from the Cognitive/Learning and Individual/Social processes categories with at least one course from each category
–One human diversity
–One capstone
–Total of 3 units of upper division Psychology course electives

Total units: 46 – 50 (33 – 37 upper division units required)

How this affects you depends on your academic situation:
  • Current Psychology Majors will remain in their current catalog year and will not be automatically switched to the Fall 2018 catalog.
  • Students that choose to be in the new catalog as well as incoming students will now be required to take:
–CHDV 30 – Human Development
–PSYC 9 – Introductory Statistics instead of PSYC 101 – Statistics for Psychology
–PSYC 121 – Methods and Statistics in Psychological Research
  • Students that want to remain in their current catalog can take new classes towards the 6 units of upper division electives in the major:
–PSYC 129 – Behavioral Research Methods
–PSYC 183 – Teaching of Psychology.
What's up with PSYC 101?

The former upper division PSYC 101 – Statistics for Psychology is now a lower division course, PSYC 9 – Introductory Statistics for Psychology. Current students who need to take or repeat PSYC 101, will be able to use PSYC 9 instead or possibly transfer in a course from a Community College (see PSYC F18 Registration Form.pdf ) .

What about prerequisites?

Many of the prerequisites have changed. Current majors and minors having issues with registering should contact the Psychology department office.


Contact the Psychology Department at 916-278-6254 or

Also check out the following researouces:

Navigating the FA18 Catalog.pptx

For a full explanation and answers to some common questions, watch the video: Navigating the F18 Catalog.mp4



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