(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):
Introductory Psych (1010; at least a C; or AP 4, or IB—high-level—5)
One 2000-level psych course (at least C).
GPA of at least 2.00 for all psychology courses taken.
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:
Intro to Learning (2100)
Intro to Human Memory (2120)
Intro to Cognition (2150)
Intro to Perception (2300)
Neural Basis of Behavior (2200)
Animal Behavior (2210)
*BIOL 3050 satisfies group, but contributes no credits.
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).
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.
Maximum of 12 credits transferred toward the major.
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 (3005)
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.