Upper-Division Requirements (Applicable to Freshman and Transfer Students Admitted Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

Tier II: A minimum of 5 courses AND at least one in each area


Course Options

Cognitive &



Tier II: Survey Courses

Psych 110*
Psych 117
Psych C127

Psych C120
Psych C126
Psych 140
Psych C143

Psych 150
Psych 156
Psych 160
Psych 166AC
Psych 180

Psych 130
Psych 131
Psych 134
Psych 135

* Effective Fall 16 - Student will not receive credit for Psych 110 if MCB C61 is taken prior. Students must take another course to meet biological requirement.


Tier III: 3 Additional Upper-Division Psychology Elective Courses 

  • Select three courses from upper-division psychology courses numbered 104-182. Each course must be at least 3.0 units.
  • Any excess survey courses will count towards Tier III.
  • ONLY one of these courses can be a seminar (courses ending in “8”).
  • The course number 192 is used to designate a new class and may apply toward one of the electives.
  • Psych 102, H194, H195, 197, 198, and 199 do not count toward the coursework requirement although students are encouraged to become involved in research.

* Freshmen admitted to UC Berkeley starting Fall 2014 and transfer starting  Fall 2015 do not need to take Psych 101.

Sample Psychology Major Schedule