Apply to the Major

2017-18 Deadlines

Fall 2017: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:00pm - CLOSED

Spring 2018: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

Summer 2018: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00pm


Fall 2017 Psychology Major Application:

The Psychology major application for Fall 2017 is now closed.  The application for Spring 2018 will open early next semester. 


Application Guidelines


1. If any of the criteria are not met, students may still be admitted to the major; however, there is no guarantee. Please understand that applications will not be processed until all prerequisite courses are complete and final grades have been posted. This may mean that you will not technically be admitted to the major until the beginning of the following semester.


2. Transfer students must apply in their first semester at UC Berkeley.  Freshman may apply no earlier than their third semester, regardless of prerequisite completion. For most students, this means the fall following their first year at UC Berkeley.


*NOTE: We accept unofficial transcripts when applying to the major.


Advice to Pre-major students


Students who intend to declare the Psychology major are encouraged to visit the Student Services Office periodically during each semester to consult the Undergraduate Advisor and Peer Advisors, to obtain departmental literature, and to review the undergraduate bulletin boards for current information. Pre-majors are encouraged to become involved in departmental student activities and events, such as:


  • Join the Psychology Majors bCourses ( to receive email notifications about psychology related events and opportunities.
  • Enroll in the Student Success at Cal Part I DE-Cal course periodically offered by the Association of Psychology Undergraduates (APU).
  • "Like" us on the UC Berkeley Psychology Page on Facebook: ( to meet other UCB folks interested in Psychology.

Take a freshman or sophomore seminar with a faculty member from the Psychology Department.