Psychology B.A.

 

Lower-Division Requirements (28 units):

Lower-division courses for the major should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. These requirements will guarantee an adequate background for the topics of the upper division psychology courses.

3 Natural Science Courses (any 3 of the following):

  • BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26 (BILD 12, 22, & COGS 17 are NOT accepted)
  • CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
  • PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

* Only one of Chem 4 or 1 can be taken for credit

3 Formal Skills (any 3 of the following):

  • MATH: 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20B, 20C
  • PHIL: 10, 12

1 Computer Programming Course (choose one)

  • COGS: 18* (COGS 3 is NOT accepted)
  • CSE: 3, 5A, 7*, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
  • ECE: 15*
  • MAE: 5, 8*, 9, 10

* Preferred computer programming course for students; students who plan to pursue research careers in Psychology will find these preferred courses critical to their success

1 Statistics Course (choose one)

  • PSYC: 60 (preferred)
  • BENG: 100
  • BIEB: 100
  • COGS: 14B (formerly COGS 14)
  • ECON: 120A
  • MATH: 11, 181*, 183, 186
  • SOCI: 60 (this course will no longer be accepted after SP15)

* There are 4 MATH 181 courses A,B,C,D (difficult)

Note: Statistics must be taken for a letter grade. All other lower division may be taken Pass/No Pass.

Upper-Division Requirements (48 units):

5 PSYC Core Courses (any 5 of the following):

  • PSYC: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

7 Upper Division PSYC Courses (any 7 of the following):

  • PSYC: 107 – 193

Major Regulations:

  • All upper-division courses have to be taken for a letter grade; courses taken Pass/No Pass cannot be used to satisfy the major requirement.
  • Excluded from credit towards the major are Psychology 199 (Special Studies) and graduate seminars (2XX).
  • Psychology 195 (Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice) can be credited once.
  • AIP 197 (Academic Internship Program) can be credited once if pre-approved by the department.
  • A grade-point average of at least 2.0 in the upper-division courses of the major is required for graduation.