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Pre-Approved Undergraduate Course Substitutions for EPC Prerequisites

Note: Before enrolling, be sure the course will fulfill a prerequisite by checking the Course Substitution list below. If it is not on this list, please email Shannon Sexton, our Graduate Advisor, at epcdept@csun.edu to request a substitution. Include the college name, the course name, number, and catalog description. Other courses may fulfill the requirement, but please check before enrolling.

All prerequisite courses must be a minimum of 3 semester/4.5 quarter units and completed within the past seven (7) years with a grade of 'B-' or better to be considered as a prerequisite substitution.

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CSU Campuses
 EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600PSY 310
BakersfieldEDSE 408/508PSY 210 & 322
or PSY 310
or CAFS 311 & 312 & 313
PSY 321MATH 140 or
PSY 200 or
SOC 200
PSY 315
Channel IslandsEDUC 510PSY 150 or
PSY 210 or
PSY 213 or
ECS 150
PSY 350 or
PSY 370
MATH 201 or
MATH 202 or
MATH 352 or
PSY 202 or
PSY 303 or
SOC 303
PSY 313
ChicoPSY 414PSY 202 or
PSY 355 or
CHLD 250 or
CHLD 252 or
CD 52 or
CD 50
PSY 273A or
PSY 573
MATH 105 or
MATH 108 or
MATH 314 or
MATH 350 or
PSY 107 or
PSY 200 or
PSY 364 or
SOCI 315
PSY 381
Dominguez HillsTED 402CDV 150 or
PSY 350 & 351
PSY 464MATH 131 or
PSY 230 or
SOC 220
PSY 363
East BayTED 5301HDEV 3101 & 3102 or
HDEV 3301 & 3302 or
PSY 4420
PSYC 4630MATH 4013 or
STAT 1000 or
STAT 3010
PSY 4410
FresnoERF 130 or
ECE 130
CFS 38 or
CFS 39 or
PSY 101 & 102 or
PSY 155
COUN 174 or
PSY 174
ERA 153 or
MATH 11 or
PSY 42 or
SOC 25 or
DS 73 & 123
PSY 166
FullertonPSY 311CAS 312 or
CAS 315 or
PSY 361
HUSR 210 or
HUSR 380 or
COUN 380 or
COUN 500 & 511 or
PSY 342
MATH 120 or
PSY 201 or
SOC 303
PSY 341
HumboldtEDUC 630 or
EDUC 650
PSY 311PSY 454STAT 108 or
STAT 109 or
STAT 323 or
PSY 241 or
SOC 282
PSY 438
Long BeachEDP 305HDEV 307I or
PSY 361
COUN 430 or
PSY 373
HDEV 250 or
PSY 210 or
SOC 250 or
MATH 180
PSY 370
Los AngelesEDFN 413CHDV 140 or
PSY 160 or
PSY 412A & 412B
COUN 450 or
PSY 436A or
PSY 438
MATH 109 or
MATH 274 or
PSY 202 & 302 or
SOC 210 or
ECON 109 or
ECON 209 or
POLS 281
PSY 410
NorthridgeEPC 314PSY 200 or
PSY 313 or
PSY 327 & 331 & 361 or
CADV 150 or
CADV 327 & 335 & 361 or
FCS 330
PSY 460 or
SOC 481
MATH 140 or
PSY 320/L or
SOC 364
PSY 310
PomonaPSY 340 or
TED 406
PSY 206 or
PSY 305 or
PSY 310 & 311 & 312
PSY 412 & 417 or
SW 301
BHS 307 or
PSY 307/307A or
SOC 307/307A or
STA 120
PSY 415
SacramentoEDBM 117 or
EDBM 127 or
EDTE 106
CHDV 30 or
CHDV 35 or
FACS 52 & 152 or
PSY 148 & 149
EDC 170 or
PSY 223
PSY 101 or
SWRK 110 or
STAT 1 or
SOC 101
PSY 168
San BernardinoESEC 332 or
EELB 310
HD 240 or
PSY 201 or
PSY 240
PSY 386PSY 210 or
SSC 215 or
MATH 262
PSY 390
San DiegoTE 626CFD 270 or
CFD 371A-B-C (all) or
PSY 230 or
PSY 331 & 332
CSP 400 or
PSY 452 or
PSY 521
STAT 250 or
SOC 201 or
PSY 280
PSY 350
San FranciscoSED 651CAD 210 or
PSY 330 & 430 or
PSY 431
COUN 700 or
PSY 521
STAT 124 or
PSY 371 or
MATH 124
PSY 452
San JoséEDEL 102 or
EDSC 173 or
PSYC 150
CD 015 or
CHAD 060 or
PSYC 082 or
PSYC 102 & 112 or
PSYC 212
EDCO 215 or
PSYC 165
SOC 15 or
SOC 102 or
MATH 164
PSYC 110
San Luis ObispoED 207CD 304 & 305 & 306 or
PSY 256 or
PSY 459
PSY 323 or
PSY 370
STAT 217 or
STAT 218 or
STAT 251 or
STAT 252
PSY 405
San MarcosPSY 354HD 301 or
PSYC 210 or
PSYC 330 & 348
PSY 340MATH 242 or
MATH 440 or
PSYC 220
PSY 336
SonomaEDSS 418PSY 302 or
PSY 410
COUN 501 or
PSY 428
MATH 165PSY 425
StanislausED 4010PSY 3140 & 3240 or
CDEV 3140 & 3240
PSY 3790 & PSY 4770MATH 1600 or
MATH 1620
PSY 3350
Community Colleges
 EPC314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600PSY 310
Antelope ValleyNoneCFE 102 or
PSY 236
PSY 240 or
PSY 244
MATH 115PSY 234
BarstowNoneChild 4 or
PSYCH 2 or
PSYCH 4
PSYC/SOC 15MATH 2 None
CoastlineNonePSY 115 or
PSY 116 or
PSY 118
COUN/HSVC 101MATH 160PSY 120 or
PSY 255
College of the CanyonsNoneECE 120 or
PSY 172
NoneMATH 140 or
PSY 135
PSY 240
El CaminoNoneCD 3 or
CD 103 or
PSY 16
NoneMATH 150 or
PSY 9A or
SOC 9 or
SOC 109
PSY 15
GlendaleNoneCHLDV 135 or
PSY 106
NoneMATH 136 or
PSY/SOC 107
PSY 115
Long Beach CityNoneCDECE 47 or
CDECE 45
NoneSTAT 1PSYCH 14
Los Angeles Community College District
(City, Valley, Pierce, Mission, East LA, West LA, Trade Tech, Harbor, Southwest)
NoneCD 1 or
PSYCH 41 or
PSYCH 11
SOC 17STAT 1 or
STAT 101 or
MATH 225 or
MATH 227 or
PSYCH 91
PSYCH 14
MoorparkNoneCD M02 or
PSY M04 or
PSY M07
NoneMATH M15PSY M08
OxnardNoneCD R102 or
PSY R108
PSY R116MATH R105 or
PSY R103
PSY R131
Pasadena CityNonePSYC 021 or
PSYC 024
NoneSTAT 15 or
STAT 18 or
STAT 50
None
Rio HondoNoneCD 106 or
PSY 112
NoneMATH 130 or
PSY 190
PSY 114
Santa Barbara CityNonePSY 140 or
PSY 145
NoneMATH 117 or
PSY 150
PSY 170
Santa MonicaNonePSY 11 or
PSY 19
NoneMATH 54PSY 14
VenturaNoneCD V02 or
CD V03 or
PSY V05 or
HEC V23
NoneMATH V44 or
PSY V04
PSY V15
UC Campuses
 EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600PSY 310
BerkeleyED 211A or
ED 211B
PSYCH 140PSY 230APSYCH 101 or
STAT 2 or
STAT20 or
STAT 21
PSYCH 130
DavisED 110PSC 101D or
PSC 140
ED 163STAT 13 or
STAT 102
PSC 168
IrvineEDUC 175PSYCH 120D or
PSY BEH 110D-111D-112D or
PSY BEH 101D
PSYCH 122CMATH 131A-B-C or PSY/SOC 10 A-B-C or
STAT 7 or
STAT 8
PSY BEH 102C or PSYCH 120A
Los AngelesED 127 or
PSYC 133F
PSY 130 & 133APSY 177STAT 10 or
STAT 11 or
STAT 12 or
STAT 13 or
STAT 14 or
STAT M12 or
PSY 100A
PSY 127A
MercedMATH 032 or
MATH 018 or
SOC 010
PSY 130NoneNonePSY 142
Monterey BayNoneHDEV 260 or
HDEV 356 & 360 & 365 or
PSY 340
NoneSTAT 100 or
STAT 250
PSY 320
RiversideEDUC 110PSYC 160PSYC 153PSYC 011PSYC 152
San DiegoNonePSYC 101NonePSYC 60 or
MATH 11 or
MATH 181A-B
PSYC 163
Santa BarbaraPSY 124PSY 105 or
ED 111
CNCSP 101PSY 5 or
SOC 3 or
ECON 5
PSY 103
Santa CruzNonePSYC 10 or
PSYC 102 & 104 or
PSYC 119
PSYC 167PSYC 2 or
STAT 5 or 7
PSYC 170
Private Universities*
 EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600PSY 310
Cal LutheranNONEPSYC 304NONEMATH 352 or
PSYC 312 & 313
PSYC 222
Loyola Marymont UniversityEDSE 401 or
EDSE 413
PSYC 352 or
PSYC 415
EDSS 6391PSYC 241PSYC 332 or
PSYC 438
Mount St. Mary'sNonePSY 102PSY 125PSY 240 or
PSY 40
PSY 168
PepperdineED 561PSY 322PSY 430PSY 250PSY 323
USCEDUC 205LPSY 336LPSY 361PSY 274 or
MATH 208x
PSY 360

Note: There are many other universities – both private and public – that are not included on this list. Please contact Shannon Sexton before enrolling in any pre- requisites not on this list or if you believe that a course you took previously may be applicable as a prerequisite.

Table of Prerequisites (using CSUN course numbers) for Department’s Master’s Programs
Course #Course NameDLI&ECCCCSSECEMFTSCSP
EPC 314Educational Psychology (3 units)X    *X
EPC 430Development and Learning (3 units) XXXXXX
PSY 310Behavior Disorders (3 units) RecX X  
EPC 451Fundamentals of Counseling (3 units) XX XXX
EPC 600Educational Statistics (3 units)XXXXXXX
To be eligible for use as prerequisite coursework, classes must have been completed no more than 7 prior to the time of admission with a grade of B- or higher. All courses must be completed before entry.
X = Required prerequisite
Rec = Recommended prerequisite (PSY 310 will be required for CCSS and CC as of 2012)
* = EPC 314 is preferred over EPC 430 for School Counseling applicants who are not credentialed teachers. Only one or the other is required.
  • DLI&E = Development, Learning, Instruction & Evaluation
  • CC = Career Counseling
  • CCSS = College Counseling/Student Services
  • ECE = Early Childhood Education
  • MFT = Marriage and Family Therapy
  • SC = School Counseling
  • SP = School Psychology