Resources

We encourage you to explore student organizations as well as external resources to help navigate you through your time at UC Berkeley. Furthermore, we want our documentation to be accessible to all our students. For more information on L&S forms and petitions, please visit this page. Please reach out to psychsso@berkeley.edu if you need clarification on any of the forms provided.

  • Forms and Petitions

    Forms and Petitions for the Psychology Department are listed below.  

    To download one of these forms, please click the name of the document, which will link you to a pdf of the form.  

    • Honors Application - Due two days in advance of the add deadline. *
    • Psych 99/199 Independent Study Petition/Research Assistant Application - Due two days in advance of the add deadline. *

      • In Summer terms, 99/199 classes are offered in Session D and applications must be submitted according to that deadline
    • DeCal course webpage - Visit this webpage for information about facilitating a DeCal course and to download all the forms that must be submitted.
    • Seminar Application - Due by the last day of the semester prior to the Seminar.
    • Syllabus Review Form - If you would like a course taken outside the department of Psychology to be considered as a major requirement, please submit this form with a syllabus attached. You may submit this form in advance of taking the course or once you have completed it.  
    • Exception to the Major Petition - Please submit this form to Student Services to have a course counted for Psychology major requirement if it is listed on our website of previously approved study abroad courses.  
    • Psych 197 Application for Field Study - This is the application you will complete to request credit for participating in an internship. Due two days in advance of the add deadline. *

      • In Summer terms, 197 classes are offered in Session D and applications must be submitted according to that deadline.

    *Forms submitted after the "Add courses without a fee" deadline will be assessed a late add fee on CalCentral. 

  • Psychology Student Oragnizations

    Association of Psychology Undergraduates
    Founded in 1969, the APU is a student organization whose goals are to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction and to provide a forum for student ideas. Its goals are to assist undergraduates with all aspects of the major, from an introduction to the major designed for freshmen considering the major, to navigating the graduate school admission process for seniors. APU will assist you in understanding the various aspects of the Psychology Department and the major, keep you informed of current events, introduce you to professors and graduate students and provide you with peer mentors and peer counselors. Additionally, APU keeps you informed of events within the Department, as well as possibilities for research careers in Psychology. Information about events and activities is available via the APU mailing list and Student Services Office listserv.

    For more information, please email calxapu@gmail.com.

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    Psi Chi (The International Honors Society in Psychology)
    The Berkeley Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology welcomes applications from students who have achieved an honors level grade point average overall, as well as in the major (GPA of at least 3.5). There is a one time initiation fee, which covers life-time membership. Psi Chi is usually represented at the regional Western Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association meetings, through which student members can participate in convention activities.

    For more information, please email berkeley.psichi@gmail.com, visit the Berkeley Chapter's website, psichi.berkeley.edu, or the Psi Chi International website, psichi.org.

    Psychology at Berkeley (Undergraduate Journal)
    Psychology at Berkeley is a journal that publishes undergraduate work in psychology. It is unlike most other publications at UC Berkeley, however, in that it mainly seeks to publish scientific studies that undergraduates have completed themselves. That is, it seeks to publish senior honors theses, psychology 101 papers, and other independent research projects done by undergraduates. However, other works, such as theoretical papers and essays written specifically for the journal are considered for publication as well. The purpose of Psychology at Berkeley is to disseminate the findings of students' studies, to further expose the Berkeley campus to the research and work being done by undergraduates all year long. In doing this, Psychology at Berkeley hopes to highlight the importance and excitement of studying psychology!

    For more information, please email editorial@ujpb.org or visit the Psychology at Berkeley Undergraduate Journal website.

    PsychologiCAL Committee
    The PsychologiCAL Committee formed in Fall 2015 as a department sponsored effort to build the community of Psychology students, faculty, and alumni. Committee members bridge the Psychology student organizations and work in partnership with the Student Services Office to orient students to opportunities and cultivate the Psychology community at Cal. Join our Facebook page at this link or send us a message at psychological@berkeley.edu.

  • Other Student Resources

    Office of the Dean of Students
    Student advocacy, support, and resource referrals. Start here when you’re not sure where go to.

    Berkeley Cares
    A network of campus departments and resources dedicated to student success and well-being. They provide support and guidance to students who are experiencing difficulties in their personal lives or within the academic setting.

    Student Ombuds Office
    Confidential sounding board to help identify possible next steps regarding campus-related conflicts or concerns. Coaching, referral and mediation services also available.

    Graduate Diversity Program
    A resource for educationally and financially disadvantaged students and underrepresented students throughout their academic careers at Berkeley.

    Gender Equity Resource Center
    Resources regarding sexual assault, relationship violence, hate crimes, and bias-related incidents for women and the LGBT community.

    The Center for Student Conduct
    Contact the Center to report alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

    Disabled Students Program
    Services include accommodations, academic and financial advising, assistive technology, access services, and the TRIO program

    The Tang Center
    Counseling and psychological services.

  • Self-Help Resources