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Psychology

Requirements

Advanced Placement

Students with an Advanced Placement (AP) score of 4 or 5 on the Psychology Exam will be granted credit in PSYC 101. This credit will satisfy the PSYC 101 prerequisite for upper-level psychology classes.

Requirements for the Major in Psychology

Number of Units
Nine psychology units are required (SIP units do not count towards the major in psychology)
Psychology majors must pass the Comprehensive Examination in Psychology

Required Courses
PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 301 Introduction to Research Methods
PSYC 390 Experimental Methods
One course designated a diversity/inclusion course (chosen from PSYC230, PSYC238, PSYC270, PSYC295 Psychology of Sexuality, PSYC295 Psychology of the African American Experience, PSYC340)
Two courses at the 400 level

Required Cognates
MATH 105, MATH 260, or ANSO 212 (at C- or better). MATH 260 is preferred.

Requirements for the Minor in Psychology

Number of Units
Six units are required. Minors must pass the Comprehensive Examination. Students who plan to earn a minor in psychology must declare the minor by the fall quarter of their senior year.

Required Courses
PSYC 101 General Psychology
Five additional psychology electives, not including PSYC 301 or 390.
Please check on prerequisites for each course.

Students may not major in human development and social relations (HDSR) and minor in psychology.