SGPS Psychology at Vanguard University

Vanguard University of Southern California offers a major in Psychology (Emphasis in Human Development) within the School for Gradduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) to meet the needs of working adults who have 57 (or more) transferable college credits. Students typically are employed full-time and interested in completing their degrees in the evening while continuing to work. The program’s innovative format allows them to earn their Bachelor’s Degree in a manageable amount of time (approximately 22 months). Classes begin at different times of the year and meet on a year-round basis. Psychology courses are offered in an adult learning compressed time format; all 3-unit classes meet one night per week for five weeks; 4-unit classes meet one night per week for five weeks and include one Saturday class. Full-time psychology faculty teach most of the classes.

The major in Psychology seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature with an emphasis on human development across the lifespan. The program explores multiple perspectives of human nature, including cognitive, behavioral, biological, social-cultural, and spiritual. All students learn the skills necessary to conduct research and to carefully evaluate others’ research. The Psychology program prepares students either to secure employment, especially in human services agencies, immediately following graduation, or to continue on to pursue advanced study in Psychology, Human Development, or Counseling at the graduate level.

To learn about Psychology Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions, visit our PS Psychology Home.

12P (Shown at the conclusion of the program with 12Q):
January 2012- December 2013
SGPS Cohort Photos