Bachelor of Arts Psychology (3 + 1)
The study of psychology is concerned with explaining, predicting, and describing the thoughts, emotions, and actions of humans and animals. A major or minor in psychology provides an excellent background for occupations in such diverse fields as business, education, and social services. A major provides the basis for graduate training leading to the pursuit of psychology as a profession in either academic or applied areas.
Many students decide to major in psychology because the CSU program prepares them to work with and help others in many different ways, from providing one-on-one, in-depth assistance to those who are suffering to conducting research into the causes of mental illness to understanding what motivates people to respond to written or oral communication. Individuals, couples, families, schools, businesses, and communities seek and use psychological services. Cleveland State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology makes it possible for students to pursue a four-year (baccalaureate) psychology major through a combination of courses taken at LCCC that are either LCCC courses taught by LCCC instructors or CSU courses taught by visiting CSU instructors.
Parallel LCCC Program
Program Curriculum Pathways
- Applications can be submitted the semester (term) before a student intends to start the CSU program. Student should work with their LCCC Advisor and the CSU Transfer Center to determine the best time to transfer. It is recommended that UP students apply to CSU as soon as possible to take advantage of partnership program benefits.
- Credit from regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for credit at CSU. Student must earn a grade of ‘D’ or higher for a course to transfer and some courses may need repeated if a ‘C’ or higher is not earned.
- Be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0+.
- Students earning their associate degree in high school cannot apply to the CSU partnership programs until they take college credit hours post-high school graduation. Students should work with the CSU Transfer Center for guidance on courses to take at LCCC, as up to 90 credit hours can be earned at LCCC before transferring into CSU’s program.
CSU has “multi-term” registration, which means in March, students register for classes for the Fall, Spring, and Summer of the next academic year. For example, in March 2024, students register for all Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025. Therefore, students expecting to take courses in any semester in the 24-25 school year are advised to apply before (or by) January 2025.
To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:
- Complete an online application.
- Request all regionally accredited colleges you attended to send official transcripts electronically to CSU (email@example.com). Request your final high school transcript be sent as well.
- Monitor your applicant portal for application updates and to accept your offer of admission if you are admitted.
- Once admitted, setup an appointment with your CSU Academic Advisor through Starfish.
- Participate in a recommended orientation, sign up in your applicant portal.
Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Cleveland State University
2398 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 4411
- Department of Psychology Website
- Department of Psychology Faculty and Staff
- Department of Psychology Facebook Page
- Department of Psychology X (@PSYCSU1)
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