Educational Psychology & Counseling

Pre-Approved Undergraduate Course Substitutions for EPC Prerequisites for the program

Note: Please use the table below to help you identify courses offered at other institutions that have been approved as substitutes for the required EPC prerequisites at CSUN. If there is a course or combination of courses that is not on our list but that you believe, based on a comparison of the course descriptions, could serve as a substitute, please email Shannon Sexton, Graduate Admissions Advisor, at epcdept@CSUN.edu to request a review. In your email, please include the EPC course you are hoping to substitute; the course name, number, and catalog description for the course or courses you are inquiring about; and the name of the institution where the course is being offered. For planned courses, please request approval 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
 PSY 310EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600
BakersfieldPsy 315EDSE 408 & 508CAFS 311 & 312 & 313Psy 321Psy 200
Math 140
Channel IslandsPsy 313EDUC 510Psy 210
Psy 213
Psy 370Math 201
Math 352
Psy/Math 202
ChicoPsyc 381Psyc 414Psyc 202
Psyc 355
CHLD 250
CHLD 252
CD 52
CD 50
Psyc 573Psyc 364
Math 105
Dominguez HillsPsy 363TED 402CDV 150
PSY 350 & 351
Psy 464Math 131
Psy 230
East BayPsy 4410TED 5301Psy 4420
HDEV 3101 & 3102
HDEV 3301 & 3302
NoneStat 1000
Stat 3010
FresnoPsy 166ERF 130
ECE 130
Psy 155Coun 174
Psy 174
Math 108
Psy 42
Soc 125
ERA 153
FullertonPsy 341PSYC 311CAS 312
CAS 315
CAS 325A & B
Psy 361
Coun 380
HUSR 380
Psy 342
PSY 481
Math 120
Psy 201
Soc 303
HumboldtPsy 438ED 650Psy 311Psy 454Stat 106, 108,323
Psy 241
Soc 282
Long BeachPsy 370EDP 305HDEV 307L
Psy 361
Psy 373
COUN 430
Psy 210
Soc 250
MATH380
Math 180
Los AngelesPSY 310
Psy 410
EDFN 413Psy 412 A&BPsy 436A
Psy 438
Math 274
Psy 202 & 302
Psy 3020
SOC 210
Soc 210AB
Monterey BayPSY 320 HDEV 260
HDEV 356 & 358 & 365
PSY 340
SBS 340
PSY 322
BUS 201 & 301
ED 643
Math 320
STAT 100
NorthridgePSY 310EPC 314 Psy 313
CADV 150
FCS 330
Psy 460
Soc 481
Math 140
Psy 320/L
Soc 364
SOM 120
PomonaPsy 340
PSY 415
 Psy 305
PSY 310 & 311 & 312
Psy 417BHS 307
PSY 307A
SOC 307A
STA 120, 341
SacramentoPsy 168EDTE 106
EBDM 117
EBDM 127
CHDV 30, 35
PSY 148 & 149
Psy 223
EDC 170
SWrk 110
Stat 50
Soc 101
San BernardinoPsy 390ESEC 332
EELB 310
Psy 201, 240
HD 240
Psy 386Psy 210
SSC 215
Math 262
San DiegoPsy 350TE 922CFD 270, 375 A-B-C
Psy 230
Psy 521
PSY 452
Stat 250
Soc 201
Psy 280
San FranciscoPsy 452SED 651
SED 751
Psy 431
Stat 124
Psy 371
Math 124
San JoséPSYC 110EDEL 102
EDSC 173
PSYC 150
CD 015
CD 060
PSYC 102
PSYC 212
Psy 165SOCI 15
SOCI 102
Math 164
San Luis ObispoPsy 405EDUC 207
CD 207
Psy 256Psy 323
Psy 370
Stat 217
San MarcosPSYC 336PSYC 354PSYC 210PSYC 340Math 440
PSYC 220
SonomaPsy 425EDSS 418Psy 302
Psy 410
Psy 428Math 165
StanislausPSYC 3350ED4010PSYC 3140 & 3240Psy 4770Math 1600
Math 1620

 

Community Colleges
 PSY 310EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600
Antelope ValleyPSY 234NonePsy 235
Psy 236
CFE 102
Psy 240
Psy 244
Math 115
BarstowNoneNoneCHLD 4
PSYC 2
PSYC 4
PSYC15
SOCI 15
Math 2
CoastlinePSY 120
PSY C255
NonePsych 115
Psych C116, C118
HSVC C100
COUN C100
Math C046 & C146
Math C160
College of the CanyonsPSY 240NoneECE 101
ECE 120
Psy 172
Psy 172H
NoneMath 140
Math 140H
Psy 104
Psy 135
Soci 137
El CaminoPSY 15NoneCDEV 103
CDEV 3
Psy 16
NoneMath 150
Psy 9A
Soc 109
GlendalePSY 115NoneCHLDV 135,
Psy 106
NoneMath 136
Psy/Soc 107
Golden WestPSY G158
PSY G255
NonePSYC G160
PSYC G116
PSYC G118
NoneMath G160
Lake TahoePSY 202 PSY 102
ECE 102
COU 109MAT 201
Long Beach City CollegePSY 14NoneCDECE 45
CDECE 47
NoneSTAT 1
Los Angeles Community College District campuses:

City, Valley, Pierce, Mission, East LA, West LA, Trade Tech, Harbor, Southwest
PSY 14NoneCH DEV 1
PSY 41
PSY 11
SOC 17
PSY 90
STAT 1
STAT 101
MATH 225
MATH 227
MATH 228B
PSY 91
BUS 15
MoorparkPSY M08NoneCD M02
PSY M04
PSY M07
NoneMath M15
Orange CoastPSY A158
PSY A255
NoneHUDV A180
PSYC A130
PSYC A125MATH A160
PSYC A160
OxnardPSY R131NoneCD R102
ECE R102
Psy R108
SOC R118MATH R105
PSY R103
SOC R125
Pasadena City CollegeNoneNonePsy 21
Psy 24
NoneStat 15
Stat 18
Stat 50 
Rio HondoPSY 114NoneCD 106
PSY 112
HUSR 111
HUSR 130
Math 130
Psy 190
Santa Barbara City CollegePSY 170NonePSY 140
PSY 145
NoneMath 117
Psy 150
Santa MonicaPSY 14NonePsy 11
Psy 19
NoneMath 54 
VenturaPSY V15NoneCD V02
CD V03
Psy V05
NoneMath V44
Psy V04/S

 

UC Campuses
 PSY 310EPC 314EPC 430EPC 451EPC 600
BerkeleyPSY 130
SOC WEL 205
ED 211A
ED 211B
SOCWEL 212Psy 230APsy 101
PSYC 205
Stat 2
STAT 20
STAT 21
Math 54
MATH 55
PB HLTH 142A &142B
PB HLTH 142 AB
DavisPSY 168EDU 110Psy 140
HDE 100A & 100B
Psy 165Stat 13
STAT 13Y
STAT 100
Stat 102
STAT 130 A-B
STAT 131 A-B-C
IrvinePSY 120AED 175PSY BEH 101D
PSY BEH 102C
Psy 120D
EDUC 229
Psy 122CMath 131 A-B-C
Stat 7 & STAT 8
STAT 130
STAT 218
PSY/SOC 10 A-B-C
ECON 15 A-B
EDUC 15
SOCECOL 13
MGMT 7
Los AngelesPSY 127AED 127*Psy 130 &133A
ED 120 & 128
Psy 177Stat 10,
STAT 12
STAT 13
STAT 100 A-B
Psy 100A
ECON 41
BIOSTAT 100 A-B
BIOSTAT 110 A-B
MercedNonePSY 130 & 134
 PSY 230 & 231
NoneMATH 18
 MATH 32
 PSY 10
 SOC 10
PSY 142
Monterey BayNoneHDEV 260 or
 HDEV 356 & 358 & 365 or
 PSY 340
CHHS 215MATH 320
 STAT 100 or
 STAT 250
PSY 320
RiversidePSY 152ED 110*
ED 110S*
Psy 160Psy 153Psy 11
STAT 40
STAT 48
STAT 100A-B
STAT 160 A-B-C
San DiegoPSY 163
SOM 202E
PSYC 100
EDS 128A-B & EDS 139
EDS 129A-B-C & EDS 139
PSYC 101 & PSYC 180
PSY 7
HDP 1
NonePsy 60
COGS 14B
COGS 118D
MATH 11
ECON 120 A-B
Santa BarbaraPSY 103PSY 124Psy 105 & 151
ED 211B-C
CNCSP 260APsy 5
ECON 241 A-B-C
PSTAT 5
PSTAT 109
PSTAT 120 A-B
COMM 87
Santa CruzPSY 170PSY 108*Psy 10 & 102Psy 167Psy 2
AMS 5
* Requires review of course syllabus from semester and section attended for approval.

Note: Additional substitution courses can also be found at private and out of state institutions not included in our list. For coursework completed at private or out of state institutions, please email Shannon Sexton, Graduate Admissions Advisor, at epcdept@CSUN.edu to request a course review using the instructions at the top of the page

 

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

 

Table of Prerequisites (using CSUN course numbers) for Department’s Master’s Programs
Course #Course NameDLI&ECC**CCSSECEMFTSCSP
EPC 314 Educational Psychology
(3 units)
    √*
EPC 430Development and Learning
(3 units)
 √*
PSY 310Behavior Disorders
(3 units)
    
EPC 451Fundamentals of Counseling
(3 units)
  
EPC 600Educational Statistics
(3 units)
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.
* Applicants to the School Counseling program may take either EPC 313 or 430; only one class is required. EPC 314 is preferred but not required for applicants without an existing teaching credential.
** The Career Counseling program is currently only accepting applicants to the Post-Master's certificate program.
  • 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