Winter 2021 First-Year Orientation

Please check back for Fall 2021 Orientation

If you are a newly admitted student- welcome! Please read your emails from for important advising and orientation information we will send to you before the end of the June!

Welcome Students to the Psychology Department at UC Santa Cruz!

This site is intended to give you more information about the Cognitive Science and Psychology Majors at UC Santa Cruz.

Winter 2021 Enrollment:

College Advisors will provide advice for Winter 2021 Enrollment. Please check your UCSC email account for important email updates. View the sample academic plans linked below for advice on major courses to take your first year at UCSC. 

Sample Major Academic Plans:

Make a copy of a sample academic plan template below to your UCSC Google Drive to make edits. These plans are for students' personal use in academic planning. You will receive an official academic plan reviewed and signed by a Psychology Undergraduate Advisor when you declare the Cognitive Science or Psychology major. Review the presentation above for more information about the major declaration requirements and process.

Cognitive Science Academic Plan

General Psychology (2020 Catalog) Academic Plan 

Intensive Psychology (2020 Catalog) Academic Plan

Find Major Worksheets and sample plans for Cognitive Science and Psychology double-majors on the Advising Forms page