Tier II & Tier III Requirements (Applicable to Freshmen admitted Fall 2018 or later and Transfers admitted Fall 2020 or later)

Students must take at least 8 upper division courses according to the guidelines below.  


Tier II:  Survey - A total of 5 courses with at least one in each area

Course Options

Cognitive &



Tier II: Survey Courses

Psych 114
Psych 117
Psych 125
Psych C127

Psych C120
Psych C126
Psych 140
Psych C143

Psych 147

Psych 150
Psych 156
Psych 160
Psych 166AC
Psych 180

Psych 130
Psych 131
Psych 134
Psych 135


Tier III: Electives - A total of 3 Additional Upper-Division Psychology Courses 

  • Select three courses from upper-division psychology courses numbered 104-182. Each course must be at least 3.0 units.
  • Any excess Tier II survey courses will count towards Tier III.
  • The course number 192 is used to designate a new class and may apply toward one of the electives.


Additional information regarding upper division Psychology course requirements

Psych 102, H194, H195, 197, 198, and 199 do not count toward the coursework requirement although students are encouraged to become involved in research.


Students may take up to two upper division courses outside the department to satisfy these rquirements.  See a list of courses that have been previously approved on our website here.


Sample Psychology Major Schedule