In order to become a Psychology Major, you must apply directly to the Psychology Division. Just declaring a major with the Registrar is not sufficient to become a Psychology Major. Because this major is in such high demand, the Psychology Division has chosen to initiate a procedure which accepts only eligible students into the major. Please read the requirements for eligibility below. If you meet those requirements, click on the Application Form choice below to print out the form. Then follow the instructions on the form to apply to become a Psychology Major.
Procedures for Admission to the Psychology Major
Formal admission is required for all students seeking the BA/BS degree in Psychology. Procedures for admission are described below.
Students apply for admission to the psychology major at the end of their Freshman year. Transfer students apply upon admission to the University. Prior to application for admission to the psychology major, applicants must complete the Psy 201, 202, 301W sequence or its equivalent and achieve Sophomore standing (45 or more credit hours). Students will be admitted to the psychology major who meet the following criteria:
If you meet the above criteria, please fill out an Application Form and give it to the Psychology Office room 325 of Todd Hall.
Students whose psychology GPA is below 2.67, or whose overall GPA is below 2.5 may petition for probationary admission to the Psychology Major. Probationary admission must be approved by an advisor.
In order to be removed from probation, the student must earn a B- or better in three courses taken from the list below, starting with the current quarter. Students can take up to five courses from this list. Students who take the five courses and do not have three grades of B- or better will not be allowed to be psychology majors. These students may wish to use their course work in a psychology minor.
Acceptable courses to terminate probationary status
Temporary advisors will be assigned to students prior to their admission to the degree program. Please visit the Academic Advising and Learning Center for more information and to complete a Change of Major/Advisor form. Your permanent psychology major advisor will be assigned to you upon admission to the program.
See the advising page for some more useful information.
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