Transfer Preparation

An Announcement for Psychology Transfer Student Applicants

All students planning to transfer to UC San Diego as majors within the Psychology Department (including Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) must complete at least three foundational courses in order to be admitted to the Psychology major. See ASSIST for equivalency information.

****NOTE: We strongly suggest that you consider completing as many of our transfer major preparation courses as possible, based on the major of your choice.  All Lower Division major coursework will need to be completed before you will be eligible to graduate from UC San Diego, and working on doing so before transfer will help you stay on track.

Students looking to earn a B.A. in Psychology must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

  • Recommended (2 courses):
    • PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
    • PSYC 70 or COGS 14A
plus at least one more course, from the list below:
  • Up to 2 of:
    • BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
    • CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
      *Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit
    • COGS: 17**
    • PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
    • PSYC: 2**
      *Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.
  • Up to 1 of:
    • MATH: 10A or 20A
    • PHIL: 10, 12
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  • Up to 1 of:
    • COGS 18
    • CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
    • ECE 15
    • MAE: 5, 8

Students looking to earn any of the B.S. degrees in Psychology (including Business Psychology) must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

  • Recommended (2 courses):
    • PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
    • PSYC 70 or COGS 14A
plus at least one more course, from the list below:
  • Up to 3 of:
    • BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
    • CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
      *Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit
    • COGS: 17**
    • PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
    • PSYC: 2**
      *Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.
  • Up to 2 of:
    • MATH: 10A OR 20A
    • MATH: 10B OR 20B
  • Up to 1 of:
    • COGS 18
    • CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
    • ECE 15
    • MAE: 5, 8

Students looking to earn the B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

  • Recommended (2 courses):
    • PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
    • PSYC 70 or COGS 14A
plus at least one more course, from the list below:
  • COGS 17
  • Up to 3 of:
    • BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
    • CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
      *Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit
    • PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
  • Up to 3 of:
    • MATH: 10A OR 20A
    • MATH: 10B OR 20B
    • MATH: 10C OR 20C
  • Up to 1 of:
    • COGS 18
    • CSE: 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12

Please see all major requirements for our degrees and contact the Psychology Advising Office with any questions you may have.