Psychology Major Declaration Checklist

Complete the form below showing all courses you PLAN to take as well as those you have already completed. To obtain approval to declare a Psychology Major you must show that you will have completed at least four psychology courses, including requirements 1, 2, and 3, by the end of your junior year. Take a copy of this form and your major declaration form to the Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant in 406 Schermerhorn to obtain signed approval for your declaration of a Psychology Major.

Name: ________________________________________ C.C. or G.S.? __________ Advisor: _____________________

Local address: _________________________________ Phone: _________________ UNl: ________________________

Dates when: Entered Columbia: _______________ Declared major: _____________ Plan to graduate: ______________

Requirements for a Psychology Major
Complete at least 30 pts., including one course under each of the requirements below. All C- or better.* No pass-fail.
Course # Professor / Title of Course Term / Year Points Grade
1. Science of Psychology: W1001, S1001, or BC1001.
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2. Statistics: PSYC W1610 (recommended), or STAT W1001, W1111, or W1211.
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3. Laboratory: Any PSYC course numbered in the 1400's.
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4. Gp I. Perception and Cognition: 2200's, 3200's, or 4200's. Also W1420, W1480, or W1490.
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5. Gp II. Psychobiology and Neuroscience: 2400's, 3400's, or 4400's. Also W1010.
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6. Gp III. Social, Personality, and Abnormal: 2600's, 3600's, or 4600's. Also W1450 or W1455.
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7. One course meeting the Seminar Requirement [for students entering CU in Fall '13 or later]
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Other ("Elective") Courses: May include up to nine Barnard or transfer credits* and eight pts of W3950.
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Requirements 1 - 3 will be satisfied as of (date): __________ Total points toward major by end of junior year: _______

Do you plan to apply for the Psychology Honors Program? ___Yes.    ___No.  ___Maybe.   

Student Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

UCA or DUS Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

*Transfer credit: Psychology courses taken at other institutions require D.U.S. approval and a grade of B- or better in order to count toward the major. No more than nine transfer credits (minus any Barnard points) may be applied toward the major. Apply for transfer credit toward the Psychology major before the end of your junior year. See the "Transfer Credit" link on the Infopack web page for instructions and application form.

Barnard psychology courses: Up to nine Barnard points -- minus any transfer credits -- may be applied as elective credit to the major. For Barnard courses approved for specific requirements of the major see www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/dept/ugrad/exceptions/bc_approved.pdf

last updated by lep1 on February 23, 2014