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  • PSYCHOLOGY: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY EMPHASIS

    PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR, UC DAVIS
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY Emphasis
    updated 9/2014


     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 17B 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.

     

    Core Group A (2)
    Perception/Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

    Core Group B (3)
    Psychobiology

    Core Group C (1)
    Social/Personality

     
    Core Group D (1)
    Developmental


    100 


    101


    151

    140** or HDE 100A or HDE 100B

    130

    113

    152

    141 /HDE 101

    131

    121

    154

    142 /HDE 102

    132

    123 (3)

    158

    143

    135

    125 (3)

    161

    146
    136

    126

    162

    148
     

    137

    168
     
     

    159

     
     
    ** 2 units credit for Psc 140 (112) if HDE 100A or 100B previously completed.


     UPPER DIVISION EMPHASIS

    Biological Sciences 101 (4)

    Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior 101 (5)

     
    103A (5)
     
    180ABC (4)
    103B (5)
    153 (4)
    185 (4)
    104 (4) rarely offered
    155 (4)
    190 (4)
    107 (4) rarely offered
    157 (4)
    192 (4 units MAX)**
    120 (4)
    165 (4)
    194HA/HB (3/3)
    124 (4)
    170 (4)
    198 (1-6)
     
    175 (4)
    199 (1-6)

    NOTE: Psychology 41 is a prerequisite for most upper division courses. Psychology 41 or Statistics 13 or 100 should be completed in the first year. Students who plan to do graduate work in any area of psychology are strongly encouraged to complete Psychology 103A & 103B. Refer to the General Catalog for more information on major requirements and a description of our High/Highest Honors program.



    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)