Tier 3 Elective Options
Courses Accepted from Outside the Psychology Department

If approved, you may take a maximum of two upper division courses outside the Psychology department to be accepted towards your major requirements. This includes courses transferred to UC Berkeley from another 4-year institution, courses taken abroad, courses from UC Extension, and courses offered at UC Berkeley through other departments (Business, Economics, Legal Studies, etc.). 


Below is a list of courses from other departments at UC Berkeley that will be accepted as upper division requirements for the major.  Unless otherwise indicated, each class will be accepted as a Tier III elective course: 

  • Anthropology 106: Primate Behavior
  • Anthropology 149: Psychological Anthropology
  • Cognitive Science C100*: Basic Issues in Cognition (Tier II - Cross-listed with Psych C120)
  • Cognitive Science C102: Scientific Approaches to Consciousness
  • Cognitive Science C124: Psycholinguistics
  • Cognitive Science C126*: Perception (Tier II - Cross-listed with Psych C126)
  • Cognitive Science C127*: Cognitive Neuroscience (Tier II - Cross-listed with Psych C127)
  • Cognitive Science C129: Consciousness
  • Computer Science 188: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Economics 119: Psychology and Economics
  • Integrative Biology C143A*: Biological Clocks (Cross-listed with Psych C113)
  • Integrative Biology C143B*: Hormones and Behavior (Cross-listed with Psych C116)
  • Legal Studies 181: Psychology and the Law
  • Legal Studies 183: Psychology of Diversity and Discrimination in America
  • Molecular Cell Biology C160: Introduction to Neurobiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology 165: Molecular Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience C160: Introduction to Neurobiology
  • Political Science 164A: Political Psychology and Involvement
  • Public Health C129: The Aging Brain
  • Sociology 150/150A/150B: Social Psychology (Tier II - Psych 160)
  • Social Welfare 181: Social Science and Crime Prevention Policy
  • Undergraduate Business Administration 105: Organizational Behavior (Tier II - Psych 180)

* If a course is cross-listed with a course in the Psychology department it will be counted as a Psychology class and will not count towards your two courses maximum from outside the Psychology department.