Download the major requirements checklist (PDF)
Declaring a Psychology Major
To start the major, PSYC 1a should be taken no later than the sophomore year. We strongly encourage majors to take PSYC 51a (Statistics) and PSYC 52a (Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology) in their sophomore year and no later than their junior year. Both courses require advance registration with the department two weeks prior to the university’s preregistration period. Many advanced seminars require these two courses as prerequisites.
1. Pick up a Declaration Form in the Office of Academic Services (Usdan Student Center, Room 130) or in the psychology office.
2. As an aide to complete the Declaration Form, it will be helpful to use the checklist (PDF) to assure that all requirements are understood and listed.
3. Bring the completed forms to the undergraduate advising head's office hours.
5. The department will keep the white and yellow copies of the Declaration Form, and you will keep the pink copy for your records.