General Psychology Major

General Psychology Major 2019 Catalog

  • Incoming first-year students from 2019-on will use the 2019 Catalog.
  • Continuing and transfer students can choose either the 2013 or 2019 Catalog.

General Psychology Major 2013 Catalog

 

The 2019-20 UCSC Catalog can be found here.


General Psychology Major Requirements- 2019 Catalog

FIVE Required Courses for the Psychology Major

Courses to complete BEFORE declaring the major:

  • Math Requirement: Courses: MATH 3 or 4, or 11A or 11B; OR Tests: 300+ on ALEKS Math Placement or a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam
  • Psychology 1: Introduction to Psychology (or 4+ on AP exam)
  • Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics (or STAT 5 or STAT 7/7L)

Courses to complete BEFORE taking upper division elective courses:

  • Psychology 100: Research Methods in Psychology (must be taken at UCSC)
  • Psychology 10: Introduction to Developmental Psychology

SEVEN additional upper-division courses are required

THREE Upper-Division Psychology Courses taken at UCSC in different areas.

One course each from these sub-fields:

  • Developmental (courses #101-119)
  • Cognitive (courses #120-139)
  • Social (courses #140-159)
NOTE: One of the above classes must be a senior seminar.

THREE Additional Upper-Division Psychology Courses in different areas:

  • Developmental (courses #101-119)
  • Cognitive (courses #120-139)
  • Social (courses #140-159)
  • Clinical/Personality (courses #160-179)
  • Methods (courses #181-182)
  • Independent Study (courses #191-199)
NOTE: Up to two courses may be satisfied by UCEAP courses, or courses completed at another 4-year institution. See advising staff for details and approval.

ONE Upper Division Outside Course:

One course from outside the Psych Dept. from an approved list.

LETTER GRADE NOTE: Courses graded C-, D or F  may NOT be used to satisfy major requirements. Also, please refer to the Major Admission Requirements.

Independent Studies courses

One Psychology course numbered 193 (Field Study) and 194 (Advanced Research) may be used for completion of the major requirements in a corresponding area of study. For further clarification, please see a psychology undergraduate advisor.

Senior Comprehensive Requirement

All UCSC students must fulfill the UCSC Senior Comprehensive requirement. [more]

Psychology Major Worksheet

The 2019 Psychology Major Worksheet (including outside course listing) may be found here.

Psychology Major Sample Academic Plans

Take a look at these sample academic plans - one for those who came to UCSC as Frosh and one for Transfer students. 

Sample General Major Frosh Plan

Sample General Major Transfer Plan

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General Psychology Major Requirements- 2013 Catalog

FIVE Required Courses for the Psychology Major

Courses to complete BEFORE declaring the major:

  • Math Requirement: Courses: AMS 3 or 6, or Math 3 or 4 or 11A or 11B; OR Tests: 300+ on ALEKS Math Placement or a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam
  • Psychology 1: Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics (or AMS 5 or AMS 7)

Courses to complete BEFORE taking upper division elective courses:

  • Psychology 100: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 10: Introduction to Developmental Psychology

SEVEN elective upper-division courses are required

Two courses are required from two subfields below (one of which is a seminar). Two additional Psychology courses are required from two different subfield below.  One course from outside the Psych Dept. from an approved list.
  • Developmental (courses #101-119)
  • Cognitive (courses #120-139)
  • Social (courses #140-159)
  • Clinical-Personality (courses #160-179)
Note: If students have taken two psychology courses in each of the four subfields, the outside course can be any course on the outside course list.

Independent Studies courses

One Psychology course numbered 193 (Field Study) and 194 (Advanced Research) may be used for completion of the major requirements in a corresponding area of study. For further clarification, please see a psychology undergraduate advisor.

Senior Comprehensive Requirement

All UCSC students must fulfill the UCSC Senior Comprehensive requirement. [more]

Psychology Major Worksheet

The 2013 Catalog Psychology Major Worksheet (including outside course listing) may be found here.

LETTER GRADE NOTE: Courses graded C-, D or F  may NOT be used to satisfy major requirements. Also, please refer to the Major Admission Requirements.