Major & Minor Requirements

Major Sequence:

A minimum of 11 course units in psychology, including:

    • General Psychology (Psychology 100)
    • Statistics (Psychology 227)
    • Research Methods (Psychology 300)
    • Two of the following:
      • Learning and Conditioning (Psychology 211)
      • Perception and Cognition (Psychology 212)
      • Behavioral Neuroscience (Psychology 213)
    • Two of the following:
      • Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 251)
      • Child and Adolescent Development (Psychology 252) or Lifespan Development (Psychology 253)
      • Social Psychology (Psychology 259)
    • One advanced course in Behavioral, Cognitive, or Neuroscience (Psychology 311-329)
    • One advanced course in Clinical, Developmental, or Social (Psychology 351-369)
    • One additional psychology seminar, numbered 301-370, 400, or 497
    • One additional course in psychology (any psychology course except 101 or 202)
    • One psychology course carrying the EXP attribute (does not need to be in addition to above)

Courses outside the department that are required:

  • A Philosophy course or History and Systems of Psychology (Psychology 330)
  • Foundations of Biology for Non-Majors (Neur 110)

Minor Sequence

Six course units of which at least two are upper division.  If students meet competencies through advanced placement or through coursework in another department, they must take additional courses to meet unit requirements.

    1. Requirements include:

      • General Psychology (Psychology 100)
      • Either Psychology 211, 212, or 213
      • Either Psychology 251, 252, or 259
      • One of the following options:
        • Psychology 227 and 300 and one additional psychology course number 301 or above
        • Completion of the methodology competency in another department (approved by psychology department chair), plus two additional psychology courses numbered 301 or above, plus one additional psychology course (to meet the 6 courses requirement within Psychology)