Psychology Department

Welcome to the Psychology Department

We welcome you to the website of the Psychology Department at California State University, San Marcos.  Psychology is the empirical investigation of behavior from a biological, cognitive, and/or psychosocial perspective.  We invite you to browse these pages to learn more about our programs and the support we offer to students.

For questions regarding the Psychology Department, please contact the Chair of Psychology, Dr. Miriam Schustack.

For questions about this website, please contact Soheyla Mohseni, Academic Coordinator, or Marie Thomas, Professor.


  • The new major in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) has been launched and interested students may now declare the major.  Please visit the CHAD website for more information.  Please consult this list for courses that will meet requirements in the CHAD major and will be offered in Spring 2015.
  • Fall 2016, the Psychology Department will be offering two different sections of PSYC 495 Field Experience in Psychological Settings.  Section 1 (CRN 42545) is planned to be taught by Professor Lori Montross, and will involve students working with hospice and/or Alzheimer’s care organizations.  The other section, Section 2 (CRN 42544) will be taught by Professor Gerardo Gonzalez, and will allow students to arrange a field experience in a variety of settings.  


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