Major/Minor Requirements

Requirements for the University of Virginia Psychology Major

(More   detail:  http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/undergraduate-handbook)

(This outline deletes references to the University Internship Program. Effective for the Class of 2019, credit from this program does not count toward the Psychology major.)

 

Prerequisites for declaring a Psychology Major (AP, IB and transfer courses may satisfy):

  1. Introductory Psych (1010; at least a C; or AP 4, or IB—high-level—5)

  2. One 2000-level psych course (at least C).

  3. GPA of at least 2.00 for all psychology courses taken.

  4. Calculus (at least C- in approved course; see Undergraduate Handbook).

 

Requirements for a Major in Psychology:

30 Credits (not including 1010 and Calculus), all with at least a C.

At least 23 of the 30 credits must come from categories A, B and C:

 

A. At least one course from each of these three groups:

  I. 

Intro to Learning (2100)

Intro to Human Memory (2120)

Intro to Cognition (2150)

Intro to Perception (2300)

  II.

Neural Basis of Behavior (2200)

Animal Behavior (2210)

Psychobiology (2220)

*BIOL 3050 satisfies group, but contributes no credits.

  III.

Personality (2400)

Intro to Social Psychology(2600)

Intro to Child Psychology(2700)

 

B. Research Methods and Data Analysis I and II (3005 & 3006)

3005 must be taken prior to 4th  year and after fulfilling calculus requirement

 

C.  At least two courses (minimum 6 credits) at 3000-level or higher,

including at least one course at 4000-level or higher;

(excluding 3005/3006, Directed Readings, Research in Psych, and Advanced Psychobiology Lab).

 

Electives:

These may include other courses at 2000-level or higher.  Directed Readings and Research in Psychology can count for up to 9 elective credits toward the major.

GPA of at least 2.00 must be achieved for all psychology courses taken.

 

Transfer Credits

  1. Maximum of 12 credits transferred toward the major.

  2. Courses at the 2000-level are most suitable for transfer. Credit toward the major may be given for substantial courses, even if a comparable course is not offered in this department. Transfer credits for PSYC 3005/3006 or 4000- or 5000-level courses are difficult to obtain and are not recommended for transfer.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

(same Prerequisites as for a major)

  • 16 Credits at 2000-level or higher, all with at least a C:

    • Research Methods and Data Analysis I and II (3005 & 3006)

    • At least one course (minimum 3 credits) at 4000-level or higher,

      • (excluding Directed Readings, Research in Psych, and Advanced Psychobiology Lab).

  • Electives: Directed Readings and Research in Psychology can count for up to 3 credits toward  the minor.