New and Prospective Students

It's nice to meet you!  Please take a look around.  We have pages for both Freshmen and Transfers to try to help answer most of your questions; if there's something you can't find, you can always e-mail us at psycadvising@ucsd.edu!


Find the major that's right for you...

King Triton welcomes students to Psychology Senior Send-Off 2017, photo by Yang Lu
King Triton welcomes students to Psychology
Senior Send-off 2017, photo by Yang Lu

Our major options include:

In general, students looking for careers as clinical or research psychologists should choose one of our Bachelor of Science degrees; students planning non-research careers may be best suited to our Bachelor of Arts degree.


Can't decide?

Our majors all have similar structure and Lower Division requirements.  Most of our majors are flexibile enough that you can switch between them whenever you wish.  Psychology majors are not capped or impacted, so if you change your mind, you won't fall behind.


Get Involved with Experiential Learning

As a Psychology student at UC San Diego, you'll have the opportunity to explore experiences in and outside of the classroom.  Our undergraduate students hold leadership positions throughout campus, study on five continents, present their research at scholarly conferences, gain transferable skills and experience, network with alumni, serve the community, get accepted into top graduate programs, and begin successful careers.