Acceptance into the Psychology Major

Declared Psychology majors need to be accepted into the major to take upper-level Psychology courses and to graduate with a Psychology degree.

The acceptance stage is also when you can select the Mental Health specialization or the B.S. in Psychology, with one of the Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or Applied Psychology & Assessment tracks.

Acceptance into the Psychology Major

Starting the Fall 2022 semester students will be able to directly choose the psychology major and one of the three tracks (BA-General, BA- Mental Health, BS) as incoming freshman. For the BA – Mental Health and the BS the accompanying forms must be filled out and signed. Please find links to these forms below.

Current declared Pre-Psychology majors need to be accepted into the major still using the following criteria:

  • 39 credits total at SCSU
  • 00 overall GPA
  • 2 classes in PSY past PSY 100 with C or better.

For the BA – Mental Health and the BS the accompanying forms must be filled out and signed. Please find links to these forms below.

If you fulfill these 3 criteria please send an email to Dr. Kahlbaugh at kahlbaughp1@southernct.edu. Make sure to include which track you are interested in and, if it is BA – Mental Health or BS, with the appropriate for found below.

Forms

** Important Note **

There's a new acceptance form specifically for new transfer students. Only use the transfer form if you don't have a GPA at SCSU yet and you want to use your prior school grades for acceptance.

If you already have a GPA at SCSU, then use the standard acceptance form, even if you have transferred credits.

Mental Health Concentration
Agreement Form

BS Program Agreement Form

Accelerated Track BA to MA

Accelerated Track BS to MA