Your major requirements will depend on when you entered UD (your "Catalog Year").
Students have the option of changing to a subsequent Catalog Year (e.g., if
requirements become more lenient after you start at UD, you may request to switch to
the more lenient requirements). Please contact the Director of Advising for more information.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2004-2009, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Year 2010, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2011-2016, click here and download a degree checklist here.
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Catalog Year 2017 and later
|College of Arts & Sciences Requirements||Credits|
|Second Writing Course (need a C-)|
Must have completed 60 credits first; Only the specific sections designated within each academic term will satisfy the second writing requirement.
|Foreign Language (need a D-)|
number of courses depends on years of language taken in high school;
must complete the intermediate level (107 or 112 or 202 (fomerly 214), depending on
Math (need a D-)
113, 114, 115 or 117 or a MATH course at the 2xx level or above (but
NOT 201, 202, 205, 250, 251, 252, 253, 266, 300, or 450).
|Arts & Sciences Breadth Requirements|
at least a C- in each course (may not be taken pass/fail). Within each
group, courses must be from at least two departments. Courses may count
for both University and A&S breadth requirements when a course
satisfies both (see the rules here).
--Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities
--Group B: History and Cultural Change
--Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences
--Group D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, & Technology
At least one course must have a laboratory component
Psychology Major Requirements (need a C- for all major courses)
|Entry level courses. Take all three:|| |
PSYC100: General Psychology
AP score of 4 will exempt you from PSYC100
| PSYC207: Research Methodology||3|
| PSYC209: Measurement & Statistics|
MATH202, MATH205, STAT200, or SOCI301 are approved substitutions. If you received STAT200 credit through AP Statistics, you must still fulfill this requirement.
|Core Competencies:|| |
|Biopsychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC312: Learning & Motivation|| |
| PSYC314: Brain & Behavior|| |
| PSYC320: Introduction to Neuroscience |
Not recommended for PSYC B.A. majors unless you have a strong BISC and CHEM background. PSYC314 is recommended instead.
If you are minoring or double majoring with Neuroscience, please see this website for the rules about which courses can count for both sets of requirements.
|Cognitive Psychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC310: Sensation & Perception|| |
| PSYC340: Cognition|| |
| PSYC344: Psychology of Language|| |
|Developmental/Clinical Psychology. Choose one from:|||
| PSYC350: Developmental Psychology|| |
| PSYC380: Psychopathology|| |
|Social/Personality/Cultural Psychology. Choose one from:||3|
| PSYC370: Research in Personality|| |
| PSYC390: Social Psychology|| |
| PSYC394: Cultural Psychology|| |
400-Level Specialty Courses. Take two.
Excludes 466, 468, and 404.
Excludes PSYC301, 303, 325, 334. PSYC366 counts for this elective. Additional courses from the core competency areas above also count.
Total credits in the Psychology B.A. major: 30
Total credits to graduate: minimum 124 with a GPA of 2.0
For the PSYC B.A., no more than 45 credits of PSYC courses may be
applied toward the 124 required. A cross-listed course will be
considered a part of the 45 credit total, regardless of which prefix a
student used to register for the course.
Note: If you are minoring or double majoring with Neuroscience, please see this website for the rules about which courses can count for both sets of requirements.
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