These Majors effective from Fall 2015-Summer 2018

Did you enroll at the University between Fall 2015 and Summer 2018?  You may choose between these majors and the updated ones.  Please click here for information about majors effective Fall 2018. 

If you enrolled at the University before Fall 2015, you may also choose from our majors effective prior to Fall 2015.

The Undergraduate Program

Major Programs

The UC San Diego Department of Psychology emphasizes research in the experimental and theoretical analysis of human and animal behavior, and the study of the mind. Students who major in psychology can expect to develop knowledge in a broad range of content areas, as well as basic skills in experimental and analytic procedures. Once a student has decided upon a major in psychology, he or she is highly encouraged to consult with a Psychology Advisor to ensure full understanding of the major requirements.

Degrees offered include:

Students majoring in psychology must have departmental approval for electives taken outside the department and should consult advisors before enrolling in courses offered by other departments. It is recommended that students in all BS tracks seek additional advising from faculty and advising staff to determine whether additional coursework in mathematics, programming, physical or biological sciences, philosophy, or in any other discipline may be valuable, given a student's specific academic or professional goals after graduation.

For a brief introduction to each major, and information about who might benefit from each emphasis, please see our Psychology Majors Effective Fall 2015 Overview sheet.