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)

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 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 a pre-requisite for PSYC 390 (Experimental Methods) which is taken 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.