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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 102 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 102 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, 123, 126, 127 129, 159
Group C: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
Group D: Psychology 140; or Human Development (HDE) 100A or 100B, Psychology 141/ HDE 101, Psychology 142/HDE 102, 143, 146, 148
Additional units to achieve a total of 40 upper division units in psychology 16-17
A maximum of 12 approved upper division Human Development units can be credited toward satisfaction of the 40-unit requirement.
Total Units for the Major
57-60

Biology Emphasis

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
53-61
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
Psychology 41 4
Statistics 13 or 102 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 102 be completed in the first year.
Mathematics 16A-16B or 17A-17B or 21A-21B 6-8
Physics 10 or 7A-7B 4-8
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/, 123/, 126, 127, 129, 159 11-12
Group C: One course from: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168 4
Group D: One course from: Psychology 140 (or Human Development (HDE) 100A or 100B), Psychology 141/HDE 101, Psychology 142/HDE 102, 143, 146, 148 4
Additional units to achieve a total of 40 upper division units in psychology 12-13
A maximum of 12 approved upper division Human Development units can be credited toward satisfaction of the 40-unit requirement.
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.

Mathematics Emphasis

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
41-54
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
Psychology 41 4
Statistics 13 or 102 4
Strongly recommended that Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 102 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 7A-7B 4-8
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, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136 8
Group B: Two courses from: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122/, 123/, 126, 127, 129, 159 7-8
Group C: One course from: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
or
Group D: One course from: Psychology 140 (or Human Development (HDE) 100A or 100B), Psychology 141/HDE 101, Psychology 142/HDE102, Psychology 143, 146, 148 4
Psychology 103A 5
One course from: Psychology 103B, 104, or the equivalent 4-5
Additional units to achieve a total of 40 upper division units in psychology 11-12
A maximum of 12 approved upper division Human Development units can be credited toward satisfaction of the 40-unit requirement.
One course sequence from: Statistics 106-108, 130A-130B, 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 complete Statistics 13 and Psychology 103A or both Statistics 13 and 102. Psychology 41 is a prerequisite for most upper division courses. Psychology 41 and Statistics 13 or 102 should be completed in the first year.
Major Advisers. K. Bales, S. Blozis, R.G. Coss, R.A. Emmons, A. Ekstrom, E. Ferrer, J. Geng, S. Ghetti, G.S. Goodman, K. Graf Estes, K. Grimm, P. Hastings, G.M. Herek, P. Janata, L.A. Krubitzer, K. Lagattuta, A. Ledgerwood, D.L. Long, S. Luck, G.R. Mangun, W. Moons, L. Oakes, C. Pickett, C. Ranganath, S. Rivera, R.W. Robins, J. Schank, P.R. Shaver, J. Sherman, D.K. Simonton, D. Stolzenberg, T. Swaab, R. Thompson, B Trainor, M. Traxler, K.F. Widaman, B. Wiltgen, A.P. Yonelinas, N.W. Zane
Human Development course credit. Human Development 100A, 100B, 100C, 101, 102, 120, and 121 can be used toward satisfying the 40-unit upper division major requirement to a maximum of 12 units. Students who have completed Human Development 100A or 100B will receive 2 units of credit for Psychology 140.

Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Psychology
24
Psychology 1 or the equivalent 4
One course from each of the following four groups 15-16
Group A: Psychology 100, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136
Group B: Psychology 101, 113, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 129, 159
Group C: Psychology 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 168
Group D: Psychology 140, 141 142, 143, 146, 148
Additional units to achieve a total of 20 upper division units 4-5
One course selected from: Human Development100A, 100B, 100C, 101, 102, 120, 121 can be used toward satisfying the minor upper division unit requirement.
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 at the Department Office or on our website.
Graduate Adviser. See http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/programs/program-detail.cfm?id=79.
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