Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Grade RequirementA grade of C- or higher is required to count a class toward major requirements.
|Required courses, Lower division||Units|
|MATH 116*||Mathematics for the Social Sciences||4|
|PSYC 100||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|PSYC 274**||Statistics I||4|
Twenty-eight upper division psychology units are required, including:
|Required courses, Upper division||Units|
|PSYC 314L**||Research Methods||4|
One course from each of four of the following five lists is also required:
|PSYC 301L||Cognitive Processes||4|
|PSYC 304L||Sensation and Perception||4|
|PSYC 305||Learning and Memory||4|
|PSYC 440||Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience||4|
|PSYC 336L||Developmental Psychology||4|
|PSYC 337L||Adult Development and Aging||4|
|PSYC 339L||Origins of the Mind||4|
|PSYC 360||Abnormal Psychology||4|
|PSYC 361||Introduction to Clinical Psychology||4|
|PSYC 461||Seminar in Abnormal Psychology||4|
|PSYC 320||Principles of Psychobiology||4|
|PSYC 326||Behavioral Neuroscience||4|
|PSYC 404L||Psychophysiology of Emotion||4|
|PSYC 420||Animal Behavior||4|
|PSYC 426||Motivated Behaviors||4|
|PSYC 355||Social Psychology||4|
|PSYC 359||Interpersonal Relations||4|
Two 400-level psychology courses other than 490x totaling eight units are also required. PSYC 461 may not count toward this requirement if it is being used to satisfy the clinical category above. PSYC 404, PSYC 420 and PSYC 426 may not count toward this requirement if used to satisfy the biological category above.
An additional psychology course, either upper or lower division of at least 2.67 units is required.
Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, with an Emphasis in Psychology RequirementsThe required courses are: PSYC 100, one math class of 2.67 units or more (MATH 116 is recommended; students with a strong math background may profit from a more advanced course); PSYC 274; and eight upper division courses in departments in the social sciences, including five in the Department of Psychology and three outside the department but within the division. These may be any 300- or 400-numbered courses.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Combined Major in Linguistics and PsychologyFor the lower division: LING 210, PSYC 100 and PSYC 274 are required. For the upper division the following courses are required: LING 301 and LING 302; PSYC 314L; two courses selected from LING 380, LING 401, LING 402, LING 403, LING 405, LING 407, LING 406/PSYC 406, LING 410, LING 415, LING 466 and LING 485; three additional courses selected from PSYC 301L, PSYC 326, PSYC 336L, PSYC 337L, PSYC 424, PSYC 433, PSYC 406/LING 406. See Department of Linguistics.
Minor in PsychologyThe minor requires six courses: PSYC 100 and five additional courses:
One course is required in each of three of the five topic areas listed under Major Requirements. PSYC 314L may be used to fulfill one of these topic areas.
Two elective PSYC courses. One must be upper division, 300-level or higher.
1. Students must complete at least 16 upper division PSYC units.
2. No more than four units of PSYC 490x is applicable to the minor.
3. Each of the six courses must be at least 2.67 units.
Minor in Psychology and LawThis interdisciplinary minor brings together courses in psychology that focus on the social, clinical, cognitive and societal aspects of psychology and how it relates to law. This knowledge is augmented with courses from the Gould School of Law that identify the relationship between mental health, social psychology and law.
Twenty-four units are required for the minor. A minimum of four courses (16 units) must be unique to the minor. Psychology majors and students majoring in social sciences with an emphasis in psychology may “double count” up to two courses toward the major and minor; however, they must take a minimum of four courses that do not apply to the major.
Required coursesPSYC 100 or LAW 200 (PSYC 100 is a prerequisite to upper division PSYC classes). Psychology majors must take both courses.
Elective RequirementsAt least two upper division courses in Psychology taken from the following list: PSYC 301, PSYC 304, PSYC 355, PSYC 360, PSYC 454, PSYC 463, PSYC 465.
At least two upper division Law classes from the following list: LAW 402, LAW 403, LAW 404.
No more than one course from the following list may be used to complete the four unique courses requirement: ANTH 355, ANTH 371, SOCI 350, SOCI 351, SOCI 353.