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 (one unit of a Psychology SIP can count towards the major in psychology)

Required Courses
PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 301 Introduction to Research Methods (taken in Spring of sophomore year; requires PSYC 101 and either MATH 105, MATH 260, or two PSYC courses beyond PSYC 101)
PSYC 390 Experimental Methods (taken in Spring of junior year; requires PSYC 101 and either MATH 105 or MATH 260)

One course designated a diversity/inclusion course (chosen from PSYC 230, PSYC 235, PSYC 238, PSYC 270, PSYC340, PSYC 465)
Two courses at the 400 level (400 level courses can also count as the Diversity/Inclusion Course)

Required Cognates
MATH 105 (Quantitative Reasoning & Statistical Analysis) or MATH 260 (Applied Statistics). MATH 260 is strongly recommended for those considering graduate study. Other statistics courses may also satisfy the cognate with departmental permission. Successful completion of the statistics cognate is recommended before taking PSYC 301 (Introduction to Research Methods) in spring of the sophomore year and is required before taking PSYC 390 (Experimental Methods) in spring of the Junior year

Requirements for the Minor in Psychology

Number of Units
Six units are required. 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.