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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. The department offers two undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs: a B.A. in Psychological Science and a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD). There is also an undergraduate minor in Psychological Science, and a graduate master’s degree program: an M.A. in Psychological Science.

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 Psychology Department Chair, Dr. Miriam Schustack.

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  • Annual Psychology Student Research Fair May 4, 2018

  • The CSUSM Psychology Department invites applications for two Assistant Professor of Psychology (tenure-track) positions. One position requires expertise in Developmental Psychology with a research focus on adolescent development, the other position requires expertise in Social Psychology with a research focus on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination or on the effects of ethnic identity and acculturation/multiculturalism on behavior.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. 

  •  Job positions and application procedures