Undergraduate Resources

Transfer Students

Welcome to UCSD and the Department of Psychology!

Contact the undergraduate advisor(s) at ugradpsych@ucsd.edu for assistance with major requirements, double major petition, prerequisites, course planning, honors programs, independent research, etc.

To register for your first quarter, please follow the steps below:

  1. Review the requirements for BA and BS psychology majors on our department website here.
  2. Check your transfer record on TritionLink. Are all the courses you took listed? Are the UCSD equivalent courses listed? If you took a course and it does not appear on your TritonLink record, please contact the Admission's Office for correction. If a course appears, but does not show a UCSD equivalent, you may file an undergraduate student petition with Psychology Student Affairs to determine if equivalency exists.

    You should check www.assist.org, the official source for articulation and student transfer information. Please note that not all courses that are transferable to UCSD, will satisfy psychology major requirements. Likewise, completion of TAG or IGETC, does not mean you have completed all lower-division psychology requirements. If you took a course that does not appear on assist.org and you think it is equivalent, you must file an undergraduate student petition with the Psychology Student Affairs Office.

  3. Once you have determined which major courses you have completed and which major courses you still need to take, look at the course offerings for the current academic year. The Schedule of Classes on TritonLink lists course offerings for all departments from previous and the current quarter.

To contact us with specific questions pertaining to your major or your first quarter schedule you can email us at psycadvising@ucsd.edu. Be sure to include your name, PID, any courses in progress at your community college, and which psychology degree (BA or BS) you are pursuing.

Welcome!

Sample Transfer Plans

Below are recommended quarter-by-quarter plans for the B.A. or B.S. track. These transfer plans are dependent on all lower-division (LD) breath courses being completed prior to transfering to UCSD. If you need to complete any LD coursework make sure to account for it on your plan.



B.A. Transfer Plan

1st Year: Fall Winter Spring
(Junior) 1 PSYC Core Course
1 PSYC Core Course
1 College GE
1 PSYC Core Course
1 PSYC Core Course
1 College GE
1 PSYC Core Course
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 College GE
 
2nd Year: Fall Winter Spring
(Senior) 1 UD PSYC Elective
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 College GE
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 College GE
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 College GE
 
A minimum of 12 upper-division (UD) courses taken for letter grade are required - we recommend you take many more. Psychology 199 is cannot count as one of the 12 UD courses for the B.A. major.

College GE = possible courses needed for college or university requirement. Contact your college for more information.

B.S. Transfer Plan

1st Year: Fall Winter Spring
(Junior) 1 PSYC Core Course
1 PSYC Core Course
1 College GE
1 PSYC Core Course
1 PSYC Core Course
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 PSYC Core Course
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 UD PSYC Elective
 
2nd Year: Fall Winter Spring
(Senior) 1 UD PSYC Conc.
1 Research Lab*
1 College GE
1 UD PSYC Conc.
1 Research Lab*
1 College GE
1 UD PSYC Conc.
1 UD PSYC Elective
1 College GE
 
*Research lab requirement can be satisfied with either two PSYC Lab courses, two PSYC 199 + APA paper, or one of each.
A minimum of 12 upper-division (UD) courses taken for letter grade are required - we recommend you take many more. Two Research lab experiences are required; plus a APA research paper.

College GE = possible courses needed for college or university requirement. Contact your college for more information.

QUICK LINKS

Transfer B.A. course plan [PDF]

Transfer B.S. course plan [PDF]

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