Bachelor of Science in Psychology (OLD)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology


IMPORTANT: The requirements listed below are ONLY for students declaring their major prior to Spring 2015. Also, due to changes to the major, please see Course Information for new course numbering.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology are required to complete a minimum of 13 units in psychology and four additional math and science units including Biology 120 and INQ 240. The psychology courses include 101, 204, 205, 290, 450 as well as two units of research seminar (420, 430). PSYC 300, 1 unit of an empirically based independent study (406 or 405 and 407) or 1 unit of Honors Project (496 or 495 and 497) may be substituted for the second unit of the research seminar requirement. In addition, three units must be selected from Group B, and three Psychology electives may be chosen from all Psychology courses offered except only one Internship (316/317) or Research Practicum (318/319) may be applied to the major.  Psychology 210 may not be counted towards the major if 215 has been taken.  Students wishing to complete the Concentration in Human Development should take 210 and 211. INQ 260PY may count as one of the electives.

Group B: Personality-Social-Physiological-Cognitive: 315, 325, 330, 340, 350, 360.

The four additional math and science units must include Biology 120, INQ 240 and two units from Group C:

Group C: Biology 125, 210, 230, 260, 340; Chemistry 111, 112, 221, 222, 341; Computer Science 101, 120, 170; Mathematics MATH 111 or higher; Physics 103, 104; Statistics 202, 301, 403, 404.

(Note that many of these courses are prerequisites to others; some do not receive credit if a higher-level course is taken. These restrictions apply.)

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 305/306, Research Practicum PSYC 318/319, Independent Study 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.