Psychology

Major

Twenty-eight semester hours of psychology, at least 19 of which must be upper-division, including Psychology 301317L and 420M with a grade of at least C in each. (Students with credit for Psychology 317 must complete Psychology 120R with a grade of at least C prior to advancing to Psychology 420M).  No more that three hours of lower-division psychology may be taken in addition to Psychology 301 and 317L, and no less than 15 hours of upper-division beyond Psychology 420M. Also included in these 28 hours must be at least three hours in each of the following three areas.  

  1. Clinical/social/developmental/evolutionary psychology: Psychology 333C, 333D, 333E, 333F, 333M333R333T, 333W, 334D, 334E, 339, 343K, 346K, 364, 365G
  2. Cognition/language/neuroscience/perception: Psychology 323, 323P, 323S, 326K, 332, 332C, 333N, 333P, 337, 338K, 345, 353K, 355, 355D, 355R, 371
  3. Multicultural/diversity/inclusion in the behavioral sciences: Psychology 332U364T365D, or a course chosen from an approved list available at https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/psychology/

Psychology 420M and at least six hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. Psychology majors must earn a grade of at least C in Psychology 317L (120R) and 420M to register for upper-division psychology courses. Students may not enroll in Psychology 317L (120R) and 420M more than twice.

Psychology 357 and 359 are offered on the pass/fail basis only; they may not be counted toward the 28 hours in psychology required for the major.

No student may register for more than 10 semester hours of psychology in any one semester without approval of an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Psychology.


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