Pacific Oaks College

School of Cultural and Family Psychology

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Community Psychology Program 

Degrees Offered: Undergraduate

Program Concentrations: Students may choose a Generalist, Elementary Education or Advocacy & Social Justice concentration. 


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At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 6

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 1

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 100

Available Student Assistantships: Federal Work Study 

The Program

The B.A. Community Psychology degree program seeks to teach students to promote well-being, empower and invigorate communities, and support a sense of community and family-centric models of service and learning. Through an immersive curriculum focused on the integration of sociological, economic, cultural, environmental, political and global influences, this program will promote positive change, health and empowerment at multiple levels. The program is designed for students interested in doing community based, action-oriented research. Students take part in two immersive fieldwork courses where they will develop research projects that allow them to directly, positively affect local communities while pursuing their degree.

The program includes both research and practice training. 

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • African American Families 
  • Latinx Family Studies
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Military Trauma
  • Immigration Trauma