Psychology Majors

There are two options for the Psychology major: the General Major or the Intensive Major. Both majors share the same prerequisite courses, but differ in the upper-division required course work. Both sets of major requirements lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Senior Comprehensive Requirement may be satisfied with an upper-division seminar.

General Psychology Major


Thirteen courses are required for the general major: six required prerequisite courses and seven upper-division elective courses (2020 catalog). The prerequisite courses should be completed as early as possible, or by the end of the sophomore year. Additional information on the General Psychology Major may be found here.

Intensive Psychology Major


The intensive major is an option that any psychology major may choose to undertake. The intensive major would be advantageous for a student intending to go on to a graduate program in any area of psychology. Sixteen courses are required for the intensive major: six required prerequisite courses and ten additional upper-division courses (2020 catalog). The prerequisite courses should be completed as early as possible, or by the end of the sophomore year. Additional information on the Intensive Psychology Major may be found here.

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Note: questions about our undergraduate program should be directed to psyadv@ucsc.edu