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A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
17-20
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
Psychology 41 4
Statistics 13 or 100 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 100 be completed in the first year.
Biological Sciences 2A; or a combination of Biological Sciences 10 and one course from: Anthropology 1, Molecular and Cellular Biology 10, or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 10 5 or 7-8
Depth Subject Matter
40
Two courses from two of the following four groups and one course from the remaining two groups: 23-24
Group A: Psychology 100 or 100Y, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136
Group B: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122 (same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 150), 123 (same course as NPB 152), 124 (same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 124), 125, 126, 137, 159
Group C: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
Group D: Psychology 140; (or Human Development 100A or 100B*), Psychology 141 (same course as Human Development 101), Psychology 142 (same course as Human Development 102), 143, 146, 148
Approved Electives 16-18
Additional units chosen among Psychology courses and/or approved electives to achieve a total of 40 upper division units. See list of approved electives below.
Total Units for the Major
57-60

Biological Emphasis

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
53-61
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
Psychology 41 4
Statistics 13 or 100 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 100 be completed in the first year.
Mathematics 16A-16B or 17A-17B or 21A-21B 6-8
Physics 10 or 10C or 7A-7B 3-8
Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C 15
Chemistry 2A, 2B 10
Chemistry 8A-8B or 118A-118B or 128A-128B 6-8
Depth Subject Matter
49
Seven Psychology courses distributed as specified:
Group A: Two courses from: Psychology 100 or 100Y, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136 8
Group B: Three courses from: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122 (same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 150), 123 (same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 152), 124 (same course as NPB 124), 125, 126, 137, 159 10-12
Group C: One course from: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168 4
Group D: One course from: Psychology 140 (or Human Development 100A or 100B*), Psychology 141 (same course as Human Development 101), Psychology 142 (same course as Human Development 102), 143, 146, 148 4
Approved Electives 12-14
Additional units to achieve 40 upper division units chosen from Psychology courses and/or approved electives. See list of approved electives below.
Biological Sciences 101 4
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101 5
Total Units for the Major
102-110
Recommended
Psychology 180B, 199; on a Biological Psychology topic, Anthropology 154A, Environmental Science and Policy 110, Evolution and Ecology 100, 101.

Quantitative Emphasis

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
41-54
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
Psychology 41 4
Statistics 13 or 100 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 100 be completed in the first year.
Mathematics 21A, 21B, 21C 12
Computer Science Engineering 30 or Computer Science Engineering 10 4
Chemistry 10 or 2A-2B or 2AH-2BH 4-10
Physics 10 or 10C or 7A-7B 3-8
Biological Sciences 2A; or a combination of Biological Sciences 10 and one course from: Anthropology 1, Molecular and Cellular Biology 10, or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 10 5-8
Depth Subject Matter
49
Five Psychology courses, distributed as specified:
Group A: Two courses from: 100 or 100Y, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136 8
Group B: Two courses from: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122/Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 150, 123/Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 152, 124/Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 124, 125,126, 127,137, 159 6-8
Group C: One course from: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
or  
Group D: One course from: Psychology 140 (or Human Development 100A or 100B*), Psychology 141/Human Development 101, Psychology 142/Human Development 102, Psychology 143, 146, 148 4
Psychology 103A 5
One course from: Psychology 103B, 104, or the equivalent 4-5
Approved Electives 10-13
Additional units to achieve 40 upper division units chosen from Psychology courses and/or approve electives. See list of approved electives below.
One course sequence from: Statistics 106-108; 130A-130B; or 131A-131B 8
Total Units for the Major
90-103
Recommended for All Majors. Students who plan to do graduate work in any area of psychology are strongly encouraged to gain experience through research and internship activities.
Major Advisers. See staff advisers in 101 Young Hall; psychadvising@ucdavis.edu
http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/advising
* Students who have completed Human Development 100A or 100B prior to Psychology 140 will receive 2 units of credit for Psychology 140.

Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Psychology
24
Psychology 41 (Please note that Psychology 1 is a prerequisite for Psychology 41 and all upper division Psychology courses) 4
One course from each of the following four groups 15-16
Group A: Psychology 100 or 100Y, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136
Group B: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122/NPB 150, 123/NPB 152, 124/NPB 124, 125, 126, 127, 137, 159
Group C: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
Group D: Human Development 100A, 100B, Psychology 140, 141/Human Development 101, 142/Human Development 102, 143, 146, 148
Approved Electives 4-5
Additional units to achieve 20 upper division units chosen from Psychology courses and/or approved electives. See list of approved electives below.
Approved Electives:
Any Psychology courses inside or outside Core Groups:
AAS 141—Psychology of African American Experience 3
ANT 132—Psychological Anthropology 4
CHI 120—Chicana/o Psychology 4
CHI 121—Chicana/o Community Mental Health 4
CHI 122—Psychological Perspectives on Chicana/o and Latina/o Family 4
CHI 123—Psychological Perspectives on Chicana/o and Latina/o Family Children and Adolescents 4
CMN 120—Interpersonal Communication 4
CMN 122—Nonverbal Communication 4
CNS 100—Consumer Behavior 3
EDU 110—Educational Psychology 4
EXB 102—Introduction to Motor Learning and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise 4
HDE 100A—Infancy and Early
Development 4
HDE 100B—Middle Childhood and Adolescence 4
HDE 100C—Adulthood and Aging 4
HDE 117—Longevity (Same course as ENT 117) 4
HDE 163—Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging 4
LIN 171—Introduction to
Psycholinguistics 4
NPB 102—Animal Behavior 3
NPB 168—Neurobiology of Addictive
Drugs 4
POL 170—Political Psychology 4
SOC 126—Social Interaction 4
SOC 135—Social Relationships 4
SOC 152—Juvenile Delinquency 4
SOC 171—Sociology of Violence and Inequality 4
Honors and Honors Program. In order to be eligible for high or highest honors in Psychology, the student must both meet the college criteria for honors and complete a research project involving a minimum of six units of course work over at least two quarters which represents an original analysis of data on psychological phenomena. Course 194HA-194HB or other approved courses can be used to satisfy the unit requirement. This project is to be written in thesis form and approved by the department. The quality of the thesis work will be the primary determinant for designating high or highest honors at graduation.
Graduate Study. The Department offers programs of study and research leading to the Ph.D. degree in psychology. Detailed information regarding graduate study may be obtained on our website.
Graduate Adviser. See http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/graduate.
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