California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.7 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
  • Pomona (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,233
100% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Roxanne Rothafel - 11/30/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"As someone who was uncertain of her future career path, Cal Poly Pomona was an excellent school to quite literally get my hands dirty. Concepts are generally explained, examined, and then put into practice, so if you want real life situations where you'll be learning your future occupation head on, then Cal Poly Pomona is an excellent choice. I will mention that some of the facilities are outdated and the school is making vast improvements year over year, but is struggling to keep up with the larger and larger population. One other thing to consider: get good walking shoes and at least an hour head start to any class that you can. Parking has always been difficult and always will be difficult in a campus of that size. Find the lot you like the best, and try to stick to it as much as you can!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Terence Yu - 8/17/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"The Psychology undergraduate program has an immensely rigorous plan of study. The course flow has very much needed content in regards to fundamental concepts, foundations in practice, and specializations in various areas of the field. Such content include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Organization, and many theories classes. Furthermore, the educators are very well versed in their teachings and many are research oriented. This leads to experts in academia who have their doctorates with the capacity and capabilities to teach students how to become future leaders either in industry or academia."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Terence Yu - 12/30/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology. As a research based school, all of the professors there are doctors that are essentially training students to succeed in Phd programs. Although I did not stay the course within Psychology, I am currently in a Master's of Social Work program at a very respectable university. Though graduating with my Bachelor's degree in 2008, I remember all the important aspects those professors wanted me understand. I can proudly say that it is with their guidance that I am academically succeeding in my graduate studies with a 4.0 and have been accepted in to the Phi Alpha Honors Society for recognition in academic excellence. As psychology is a science and should be taken as such, the program from this university not only emphasizes the importance of learning many different Psychological theories but also stressing the importance of research methods. Thus, there are courses that strictly teach behavioral statistics and preparation courses that utilize these statistical methods in order to do a mock research design and study. Overall, the Psychology department of Cal Poly Pomona has designed their Bachelor's program similarly to how a graduate program may be held. By mimicking higher levels of advanced education, this university is setting their students up for success. I would also agree that there are some classes that not everyone may enjoy and would need to simply get through them in order to move on. However, once those kinds of courses are completed, the enjoyment of actual learning takes place as well as having professors that actually enjoy teaching the material. Specialized areas of Psychology found in upper division courses such as Abnormal Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, and others are taught by professors excited about teaching these concepts to students. Moreover, I personally had a very profound sense of accomplishment after having graduated. All of the countless hours and late nights studying finally paid off. Despite whatever my grade point average came out to be, I felt very proud of every minute I had at Cal Poly Pomona."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I loved my college. It was a commuter college so if you want to get involved you have to make an effort. Look at the teacher rating sites and be flexible with your schedule."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I loved my college. It was a commuter college so if you want to get involved you have to make an effort. Look at the teacher rating sites and be flexible with your schedule."
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