The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is both preparations for advanced study and a terminal liberal arts degree.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is 180 units, of which 76-79 units are in the major depending on the courses selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
Psychology majors should file an official program with the department, preferably in their first quarter of attendance, but under no circumstances later than the first quarter of their junior year.
Requirements for the Major (76-79 units)
The major requires a lower division core of 17 units, an upper division core of 19 to 20 units and 40 to 42 units of electives from designated categories as explained below. All psychology majors must receive a grade of C- or higher in all psychology courses.
Select two courses each from Groups I-IV (32 units). Select any two additional courses from Groups I-V (8-10 units). One to four units of PSY 499 (Undergraduate Directed study) Can be taken toward fulfillment of upper division elective requirements.