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Exploring who we are . . . Empowering who we can become

Psychology is the discipline that studies behavior and mental processes from a scientific perspective. Psychology examines the inner workings of the brain, the influence of environments on individuals, and the relationships between people. Using scientific methods, psychologists develop theories about behavior and mental processes, and then test their ideas using data generated by their investigations.

The Psychology program at CSUB offers students a broad range of perspectives, methodologies, and bodies of knowledge from contemporary psychology. This foundation facilitates the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for better understanding our world and for professional preparation as behavioral scientists and professionals providing clinical services to others. 

CSU Bakersfield offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology as well as a minor in Psychology. The Psychology Department also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Counseling Psychology to prepare students to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).

Please click on the links at the left for more information about Psychology at CSUB.

Department of Psychology

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Penny Whitson - ASC II
Phone: (661) 654-2363
Fax: (661) 654-6955
Office:  Dorothy Donahoe Hall D107

News and Events in Psychology

To stay current on all the latest news and events within the Department of Psychology, visit us on Twitter @CsubPsychology


Students in Psychology can access all the latest information about the Department through the Psychology Connection on Blackboard. Connect with Blackboard.

Hiring Full Time Temporary Positions!

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