Tier I: Prerequisites for Fall 2014 Freshmen/Fall 2015 Transfers

Please note that ALL courses taken for the major (both lower division prerequisites and upper division requirements) must be taken for a letter grade.

Prerequisite Areas Course Options
  • AP Psychology with a test score of 4 or 5
  • Psychology 1
Biological Science

Two courses are required.


One course from:

  • AP Biology with a score of 4 or 5
  • Anthropology 1, Biology 1A, IB 31, or MCB 32

One course from:

  • Psych C61/MCB C61 OR Psych C64/MCB C64 (Credit Restricted)
Social Science

Two courses. Note that the two courses must be from different departments.

  • Anthropology 3 or 3AC
  • Sociology 1, 3, or 3AC
  • Linguistics 5
  • Philosophy 3, 4, 5, 12A, or 25B

A total of 3 courses is required. Students must take Psych 10 and two additional quantitative courses.

  • Psych 10

  • Two courses from the list:

    • Math 10A &/or 10B, Math 1A &/or 1B, Math 54, or Math 55
    • or Choose one of the following: Stats 2, 20, or 21 

**NOTE: In addition to Psych 10, the following combinations are recommended: Math 10A-B (highly recommended), Math 1A-B, Stats 2 with Math 1A, or Stats 2 with Math 55.

Please note that AP exams and IB standard & HL exams do not satisfy the quantitative course requirement.

Transfer students and UC Berkeley students who wish to complete prerequisites at community colleges should consult assist.org for further information about the appropriate transferable coursework.