Majors and Minors

Requirements for Major

A minimum of nine units in psychology, including: 101, 204, 206 and 396.
At least three courses from Lists I and II (at least one course must be taken from each list and at least two courses must be at the 300-level).

LIST I

LIST II

Psyc 236: Social Psychology

Psyc 241: Neuroscience I

Psyc 251: Developmental Psychology

Psyc 243: Psychology of Perception (343)

Psyc 265: Abnormal Psychology (365)

Psyc 245: Psychology of Learning (345)

Psyc 267: Psychology of Personality (367)

Psyc 348: Research in Behavioral Neuroscience

Psyc 336: Research in Social Psychology

Psyc 378: Cognitive Psychology (278)

Psyc 351: Research in Developmental Psychology

Please note that some courses in Lists I and II can be offered as lecture-based or laboratory-based courses. Lecture-based courses are taught at the 200-level and have only one prerequisite (Psychology 101); laboratory-based courses are taught at the 300-level and may have additional prerequisites.

  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
  • Participation in the department's assessment activities is required.

Requirements for Minor

  • A minimum of five units in psychology, including Psychology 101 and 204.
  • At least one course from List I and one course from List II.
  • All courses for the minor must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.

Requirements for Major with Secondary Education Certification

  • A minimum of nine units in psychology, as specified above.
  • Psychology 251 (351) counts toward education certification requirements and will not be counted toward the psychology major.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Minor with Secondary Education Certification

  • A minimum of five units in psychology, including Psychology 101 and 204.
  • One course from List I and one course from List II.
  • Psychology 251 (351) counts toward education certification requirements, and will not be counted toward the psychology minor.
  • All courses for the minor must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.