College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


About the Department

What the Psychology and Sociology Department has to offer you!

The Psychology and Sociology Department at Cal Poly Pomona offers a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) and a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Sociology with options in Criminology, Social Work and General Sociology.

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In addition, the Psychology and Sociology Department…

  • offers minors in Psychology and Sociology to majors outside of the department
  • offers a Criminal Justice Minor to all majors with the exception of Sociology/Criminology majors.  For Sociology/Criminology majors, there is a certificate available.
  • offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Gives several departmental awards to students every spring for scholarship and service

Undergraduate Programs


The Sociology program is designed to provide a substantial foundation in theoretical and methodological applications for subject areas including criminology, juvenile delinquency, the family and religious and political institutions, ethnic relations and minority communities, social organizations and stratification population dynamics and gerontology.  In addition, to a solid introduction to these varied areas, students receive specific training in quantitative and qualitative methodology and in the many practical applications of sociological theory.  Students participation in faculty research is encouraged.


The Psychology program at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to developmental, social cognitive, clinical, and physiological areas of Psychology, as well as specific training in research methodology and statistics.  Original student research is also fostered and encouraged during the undergraduate experience.

Further information and faculty advisement regarding our undergraduate programs is available by visiting the Psychology and Sociology Department Building 5, Room 110, or by calling (909) 869-3888.

Masters Program

The Masters of Science in Psychology (M.S.) program is designed to provide students with coursework and the foundation in pre-degree supervised practice in marriage and family therapy (MFT).  The program is designed to comply with the state regulations for MFT licensure.  As such, this program offers coursework in theoretical and practical issues in related areas, as well as research methodology, basic psychopathology, psychological testing, human sexuality, group therapy, child abuse, substance abuse, ethical issues, and cross-cultural issues.