In addition to adhering to General Education and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements, the Psychology major requires 48 units (some of which simultaneously fill General Education Requirements as indicated below). Courses in the major emphasis must be taken for a letter grade, and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.
At least one course from each of the following Groups:
At least one course from Group A (Cognition, Brain and Behavior): PSY 160-169, PSY 180-189, or any upper division COGS course
At least one course from Group B (Social-Personality, Development): PSY 130-139 or PSY 150-159
At least one course from Group C (Applied Psychology): PSY 120-129, PSY 140-149, or PSY 170-179
At least two upper division Advanced Psychology courses [8 units]
These must be different courses than those used to meet the three groups requirement. Any course that has PSY 015 as prerequisite is an upper division advanced course. Consult a SSHA adviser or the SSHA Advising website for approved courses.
At least two additional Upper Division Psychology Courses [8 units]
Transfer students who wish to major in Psychology should complete the IGETC at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Psychology major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.