IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to the Psychology Major

January 19, 2018

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to the Psychology Major
Effective Fall 2018 (changes do not apply to Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 graduating seniors).

Psy 301 will be required as a pre-requisite or co-requisite for the 300-level Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Cluster courses 

  • What does this mean? You will NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENROLL in 300-level cluster courses (such as PSY 310, 367, PSY 313, PSY 345, etc.) unless you are also enrolled in PSY 301 at the same time or you have already completed PSY 301.

 Capstone Requirement will become the 400-level psychology course requirement

  •  What does this mean? Instead of a 5 unit Capstone (3 unit Lecture & 2 unit Seminar), students can select any  3 unit 400-Level Psychology course to meet this requirement, except PSY 497, PSY 498, or PSY 499.  So, a 2-unit seminar is no longer required for the major, but, if you choose to take it with the course, it can be applied towards Psychology Elective units.

 The Upper Division Psychology Elective Requirement will increase from 6 units to 8 units

  •  What does this mean? Take at least 8 units of 300- or 400-level psychology coursework (beyond the required courses) to satisfy the degree requirement.


If you have any questions about these changes and if they apply to you, please seek advisement.  Call the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at (818) 677-2658 or stop by Sierra Hall 204