Major Admission Requirements

Students may petition to declare the psychology major once they have completed three lower-division courses: the mathematics requirement, Psychology 1, and Psychology 2 (or Statistics 5 or 7/L).

To be admitted to the major, students must demonstrate the attainment of foundational skills by receiving a grade of at least B- in (a) Psychology 1 and (b) Psychology 2 (or Statistics 5 or 7/L). Students who pass these courses but do not achieve the required level of proficiency (i.e., who receive a grade of C, C+, or P) have alternative means of demonstrating foundational skills by:

(a) completing Psychology 10 with a grade of B- or higher if the student did not receive a B- or higher in Psychology 1;

(b) completing Statistics 5 or 7/L with a grade of B- or higher if the student did not receive a B- or higher in Psychology 2; or

(c) completing Psychology 2 with a grade of B- or higher if the student did not receive a grade of B- or higher in Statistics 5 or 7/L.

Every student who satisfies the major admission requirements and who petitions to declare the major by the major declaration deadline will be admitted to the major.  Students who satisfy the major admission requirements but who petition to declare the major after the major declaration deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission to the major; admission is not guaranteed.  Students who did not satisfy the major admission requirements but believe that there are extenuating circumstances concerning their performance in the foundational courses may file a written appeal describing these circumstances; however, such appeals are rarely granted.