Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to Psychology

Psychology research projects

Psychology majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo receive a broad education in psychology. As the study of behavior and mental processes, psychology includes the investigation of mental health and counseling, emotions and stress, personality, abnormal functioning, group processes, gender and cross-cultural issues, brain functioning, memory, cognitive processes, learning, and individual development throughout the lifespan.  Our program has a strong focus on application and hands-on experiences. We welcome students from all cultural backgrounds.

Descriptions of our Psychology courses may be found in the Cal Poly Catalog. 

To apply to Cal Poly as a first-time freshman or transfer student, go to the Cal Poly Admissions web site. If you are currently a Cal Poly student seeking to change your major to psychology, see our internal transfer information.


Current Psychology Curriculum

Current Psychology Flowchart


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