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    PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR - UC DAVIS
    BACHELOR OF ARTS
    updated 3/2014

    REQUIREMENTS FOR DECLARING MAJOR: Completion of lower division courses with a combined GPA of 2.50 (all courses must be taken for a letter grade). A 2.00 GPA is required in upper division Psychology and overall UCD course work. 

    LOWER DIVISION

    Psychology 1

    Biological Sciences 2A(5)

    Statistics 13 or 100

                   or

    Psychology 41

    Biological Sciences 10 and one of the following: ANT 1, MCB 10, NPB 10(3)

     (Students who entered college prior to fall 2012 have an additional preparatory course included in requirements for declaring the major:  Sociology/Cultural ANT (4). 


    UPPER DIVISION (10-11 classes)

    Forty (40) upper division units including 6 core group courses: 2 from two of the four Core Groups and 1 from each of the remaining two Core Groups. The remainder of the 40 required units can be taken from other Core Group courses or Psychology courses that are not in the Core Groups.  Non-Core Group courses are called "Psychology Electives".  These do not include PSC 197T. A maximum of 4 units of 192 can be used toward the 40 unit requirement.  See the General Catalog for further information on courses.

    Core Group A

    Perception/Cognition Neuroscience

    Core Group B

    Psychobiology

    Core Group C

    Social/Personality
     

    100 (4)

    101 (4) Prereq for Grp B

    151 (4)

    130 (4)

    113 (4)

    152 (4)

    131 (4)

    121 (4)

    154 (4)

    132 (4)

    123 (3 units)

     

    158 (4)

    135 (4)

    125 (3 units)

     

    161 (4)
    136  (4)
    126 (4)

     

    162 (4)
     
    127 (4)
    168 (4)
     

    137 (4)

     
      159 (4)  
     
    Core Group D
    Developmental

    140 (4)** or HDE 100A or HDE 100B

    141 (4)/HDE 101

    142 (4)/HDE 102

    143 (4)

    148 (4)

    146 (4)
     

    Elective Courses (16-18 Units)
    -Any of the courses below, or additional courses from the Core groups above.                                                                   

    103A (5)
     
    180ABC (4)
    103B (5)
    153 (4)
    185 (4)
    104 (4)
    155 (4)
    190 (4)
    107(4)
    157 (4)
    192 (4 units max toward major)**
    120 (4)
    158 (4)
    194HA/HB (3/3)
    124 (4)
    159 (4)
    199 (No max for major)
     
    165 (4)
    198 (No max for major)
     
    170 (4)
     
     
    175 (4)
     
     

    * 2 units credit for Psc 140 if HDE 100A or B previously completed.

    ** Maximum of 4 units can be used towards upper division major requirement (192 has a 12-unit college maximum).

    It is strongly recommended that course 41 and Statistics 13 be completed prior to enrolling in upper division courses. Psychology 103 A and 103B are strongly recommended for students who plan to do graduate work in any area of Psychology. Refer to the General