Psychology Major

Note: The requirements listed below are for students declaring the Psychology Major anytime after 8-11-2021. To see OLD requirements for those declaring the major prior to this date see Bachelor of Arts (OLD) or Bachelor of Science (OLD)

Psychology Major

The psychology major is a bachelor of science and requires the completion of 12 units. These include:

  • Core Overview Courses (2 units): PSYC 101, PSYC 390.
  • Core Research Methods Courses (3 units): PSYC 202, 204, and one Applied Methods course (PSYC 410, 415, 430).
  • Domain Courses (4 units): At least one course per domain (Developmental PSYC 221, 321-329; Biological PSYC 231, 330-339; Cognitive PSYC 241, 341-349; Social-personality PSYC 251, 351-359), with two at the 200 level and two at the 300 level in different domains.
  • Electives (3 units): Any PSYC courses at any level, but only 1 Internship (PSYC 316, 317) and only 1 unit of Mentored Research (PSYC 306, 311, 312, 405, 406, 407, 495, 496, 497) can count as an elective for the major. HNRS/INQ260PY may count as an elective in the major.

chart of units that must be completed
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Enrollment in Internship and Mentored Research

For enrollment in an Internship (PSYC 316/317), a written application must be submitted to the Director of the Internship Program and approved by the department faculty prior to registration. Contact the Internship Director for more information about the application process.  For enrollment in Mentored Research (Research Experience PSYC 106, Research Practicum PSYC 306, Independent Study (Literature Review) PSYC 311/312, Independent Study (Empirical Research) PSYC 405/406/407, or an Honors Project PSYC 495/496/497), a written application must be submitted to the department chairperson and approved by the department faculty prior to registration. Information about the application process for Internships and Mentored Research can be found under the Research and Internships section of the department website.

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