Major Requirements

The major consists of twelve 4-unit courses (48 units). Students may apply to the major and receive credit for upper-division coursework after having successfully completed Introduction to Psychology and Methods in Psychological Science. Majors select an academic advisor from among the department’s full-time faculty for consultation regarding their course programs. Though not strictly sequenced, the major is structured to provide both breadth and depth.

DEPARTMENTAL CORE

Students must receive a grade of C- or better.

PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology

4 units

PSYC 200Methods in Psychological Science

4 units

PSYC 201Statistics in Psychological Science

4 units

FUNDAMENTAL DOMAINS

Students must survey psychology’s diverse subdisciplines by taking at least six courses (24 units) listed within our four Domains: Biologically Based Analyses, Information Processing, Interpersonal and Intergroup, and Application-Oriented. Students must take at least one course in each of the four Domains to fulfill this requirement. Students must also complete two courses at the 400 level. At least one 400-level course must be within a Domain.

Biologically Based Analyses Domain

PSYC 312Physiological Psychology

4 units

PSYC 322Physiological Psychology

4 units

PSYC 336Evolutionary Psychology

4 units

PSYC 403Psychophysiology

4 units

Information Processing Domain

PSYC 301Learning

4 units

PSYC 302Perception

4 units

PSYC 306/COGS 306Cognitive Psychology

4 units

PSYC 444Thinking and Reasoning

4 units

Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations Domain

PSYC 321Developmental Psychology

4 units

PSYC 323Social Psychology

4 units

PSYC 428Adolescence

4 units

PSYC 448Theories of Personality

4 units

Application-Oriented Domain

PSYC 223Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations and Dialogue

4 units

PSYC 330Abnormal Psychology

4 units

PSYC 334Health Psychology

4 units

PSYC 340Organizational Psychology

4 units

PSYC 431Clinical Psychology

4 units

PSYC 460Assessment of Individual Differences

4 units

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

Choose three additional Psychology courses.

* Some Kinesiology courses may be counted as electives.

** Up to 4 units in Independent Study / Honors courses (PSYC 397/PSYC 499) will be treated as one 4-unit, elective course, even if the units are accumulated over multiple semesters.