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  • PSYCHOLOGY: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY EMPHASIS

    PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR, UC DAVIS
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY Emphasis
    updated 3/2014


     REQUIREMENTS FOR DECLARING MAJOR as of Fall 2013:  (Sociology/Cultural ANT course is also required for declaring major for all students entering college prior to fall 2013.)

    Completion of the following 4 courses with a combined GPA of 2.50.  All courses must be taken for a letter grade:

    Psychology 1
    Psychology 41
    Statistics 13 or 100 (or 102)
    Biological Sciences 2A.


    A 2.00 GPA is required in upper division Psychology and overall UCD course work.

    Preparatory Subject Matter

     

    Psychology 1

    Chemistry 2A(5) & 2B(5)

    Statistics 13 or 100 (or 102)

    Chemistry 8A(2) & 8B(4), or Chemistry118A & 118B, or Chemistry 128A & B(3-3)

    Psychology 41

    Biology 2A(5) & 2B(5) & 2C(5)

    Math 16A(3) or 17A or 21A

    Math 16B(3) or 17A or 21B

    Physics 7A &7B or 10

     

    UPPER DIVISION PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

    Forty (40) upper division Psychology units, including 7 core group courses from the following: 2 from Group A, 3 from Group B, 1 from Group C, and 1 from Group D. Balance of 40 units can be taken from other core or non-core (aka PSC electives) upper-division Psychology courses, excluding Psychology 197T. A maximum of 4 units of 192 can be used toward the 40 unit requirement.

     

    Core Group A (2)

    Perception/Cognition Neuroscience

    Core Group B (3)

    Psychobiology

    Core Group C (1)

    Social/Personality
     

    100 (4)

    101 (4) 

    151 (4)

    130 (4)

    113 (4)

    152 (4)

    131 (4)

    121 (4)

    154 (4)

    132 (4)


    161 (4)

    135 (4)

    123 (3 units)

    162 (4)

    136 (4)

    125 (3 units)

    168 (4)

     
    126 (4)
     
     
    127 (4)
     
      137 (4)  
     


    Core Group D (1)
    Developmental
    Upper Division PSC Electives (12-15)

    140 (4)** or HDE 100A or HDE 100B
    141 (4)/HDE 101
    142 (4)/HDE 102
    143 (4)
    146 (4)
    148 (4)

     
    -Any upper division PSC classes in or out of the core groups, including:
    PSC 199/198 (no max for the major)
    PSC 192 (up to 4 for the major)
    PSC194HA and 194HB
    PSC 194T cannot be used for the major

     

    UPPER DIVISION EMPHASIS

    Biological Sciences 101 (4)

    Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior 101 (5)

     
    ** 2 units credit for Psc 140 (112) if HD100A or 100B previously completed. No units credit for Psc 142 (114) if HDE 102 previously completed

    NOTE: Psychology 41 is a prerequisite for most upper division courses. Psychology 41 or Statistics 13 or 102 should be completed in the first year. Students who plan to do graduate work in any area of psychology are strongly encouraged to complete Statistics 13 and Psychology 103A & 103B. Refer to the General Catalog for more information on major requirements and a description of our High/Highest Honors program.

    Human Development units which may be counted toward the 40 unit upper division major requirement: HD 100A, B, C; 101; 102; 120; 121 (12 unit maximum).

     

    GRADUATION ESSENTIALS
    COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE - UC DAVIS
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    UNIT REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum 180
    Maximum (limit 225)
    UPPER DIVISION (courses 100-199) 64

    GENERAL EDUCATION (use current catalog to select curses)

    Refer to the General Catalog for specific requirements
    Fulfilled by IGETC

    AREA REQUIREMENTS (use current catalog to select courses)

    Satisfaction of General Education requirements
    Natural Science/Mathematics 90 units
    (Fulfilled by IGETC)

    ENGLISH COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT

    The English Composition requirement can be met in one of two ways:

    1. by passing the English Composition Examination upon completion of 70 units of degree credit (the examination does not yield credit);

    OR

    2. by completing with a grade of C– (or P) or better

    (a) One course from English 3, Comparative Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, Native American Studies 5, or University Writing Program 1, 18, 19; and

    (b) One course from University Writing Program 101, 102A - 102H, 104A, 104B, 104C, 104D, 104E, or 104F (which must be taken after 84 units have been completed).

    UNIT RESTRICTIONS

    Transfer units from community college and Advanced Placement units: 105 maximum

    P/NP graded units at UCD: 1/3 of UCD units maximum
    Student option P/NP graded units: 1/4 of UCD units maximum
    Physical Education 1 and PE 6 combined: 6 units maximum
    30 unit maximum, or 1/6 total UCD units, whichever is less, in the following courses:

    COMBINED: 92/192; 97T/197T; 194H; 99/199. ADDITIONALLY:

    12 unit maximum for 92/192
    10 unit maximum for 97T/197T
    5 unit maximum per quarter for 99/194H/199 courses
    Must have completed 84 units prior to taking 192/194H/199

    RESIDENCE

    Registration in the University of California - 3 quarters

    Upper division units completed at UCD ............................................................................. 27 units
    Upper division units completed for major at UCD ...............................................................18 units

    Senior Residence at UCD

    Of your last 45 units, 35 must be completed at UCD (University Extension units not applicable)

    Scholarship Requirements

    For all UC course work ............................................................... 2.00
    For all courses required for major program ...................................... 2.00
    For all upper division courses required for major program .................. 2.00

    NOTE: The above information on College of Letters & Science requirements is in summary form. Refer to the General Catalog for more detailed information.