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Pre-Fall 2016 Major

Students admitted to the major prior to fall 2016 have the option of completing the old requirements or switching to the new major. Please meet with an advisor to discuss your options and get an individualized academic plan. Advisor contact information is available here.

Major Requirements

44 total psychology credit hours

36 upper division psychology credit hours (includes 16 at UO)

All courses, except electives, must be taken graded and passed with a C- or higher

Electives may be taken P/N and students must receive a P

PSY 410 courses (except for Evolutionary Psychology) count toward elective credits only

Level 1 Courses (each class equals 4 credits, taken graded; must receive a C- or higher)

PSY 201 and PSY 202 (may be taken concurrently with PSY 302)

WR 121 and WR 122 OR WR 123 (WR 122 or 123 is a prerequisite for PSY 303)

Math 111 OR 243 (recommended, but will accept Math 111 or higher as a prerequisite for PSY 302; Math 211, 212, and 213 are excluded)

Level 2 Courses (each class equals 4 credits, taken graded; must receive a C- or higher). All Level 2 courses are prerequisites for Level 3 courses.

PSY 302 (prerequisite for PSY 303 OR substitute Math 425, 461, 462)

PSY 303 (prerequisite for 400-level courses; PSY 201 & 202 must be completed before 303)

Biology, Chemistry, or Physics Courses (not part of any level, taken graded; must receive a C- or higher). These credits need to be completed before graduation.

12 credits of biology OR

12 credits of chemistry OR

12 credits of physics OR

CH 111 or 221 and any two of BI 211, 212, and 213

Level 3 Courses (each class equals 4 credits, 16 credit hours required taken graded; must receive a C- or higher)

At least 2 courses from the science area:

PSY 410  Evol Psy PSY 440 or LING 396
PSY 433 PSY 445
PSY 435 PSY 449
PSY 436 PSY 450
PSY 438 PSY 475
HPHY 333 PSY 476
(at least one class must be from Psychology)

At least 2 courses from the social sciences area:

PSY 420 PSY 469
PSY 456 PSY 471
PSY 457 PSY 472
PSY 458 PSY 473
PSY 459 PSY 478
PSY 461 PSY 480
PSY 468


Minimum 12 credits, 8 credits must be from 300-400 level psychology courses (or LING 396, HPHY 333).

Elective courses must be taken graded (must receive a C- or higher) or P/N and must be passed.

**Note: Only 4 credits of PSY 401 and/or 409 will count toward the major elective requirements. LING 396 substitutes for PSY 440, but students will not be given psychology major credit for LING 396 if they also take PSY 440. Only PSY 410 Evolutionary Psychology counts toward core course requirements. All other PSY 410 courses count as elective credits only.