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Psychobiology Major for Transfer Students

Pre-Psychobiology Requirements

All of the following Procedures and Requirements will be strictly enforced:

  • A C or better is required in Psychology 10, Psychology 100A and Psychology 100B. A C- or better is required in all other preparation courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Repetition of any preparation course more than once results in automatic denial of admission to the major.
  • Repetition of more than any two preparation courses results in automatic denial of admission to the major.
  • All preparation courses must be completed by the end of summer quarter following the student's 1st year at UCLA.

Students who fail to meet any of these preparation requirements will be changed from Pre-Psychobiology to Undeclared.

Preparation Courses for the Psychobiology Major
Complete courses from each box:
Life Sciences 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 23L
Chemistry 14A & 14B & 14BL & 14C & 14CL & 14D or Chemistry 20A & 20B & 20L & 30A & 30AL & 30B & 30BL
Mathematics 3A & 3B & 3C or Mathematics 31A & 31B & 32A
Physics 1A & 1B & 1C & 4AL & 4BL or Physics 6A & 6B & 6C
Psychology 10
Psychology 100A*
Psychology 100B*

*Must be declared Pre-Psychobiology to enroll.

Psychobiology Major Requirements

To declare major standing, students must first complete all of the preparation courses (all grades assigned) and meet all of the requirements listed above. Students must declare the Psychobiology major in the Psychology Advising Office in 1531 Franz Hall.

An overall GPA of 2.00 (C) is required in the upper division courses. All Core, Laboratory, and Elective courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Six (6) Core Courses
Select six courses, one from each box:
Psychology 110
Psychology 115*
Psychology 116**
Psychology 118 or EE Biol 100 or EE Biol 129***
Psychology 120A or Psychology 120B
Psychology 127 or 127A or 127B or 127C**** or Psych 130, or one of 133A-I, Psych 135, Psych 150, or 161


*Psych M117A & M117B & M117C will count in lieu of Psych 115 and 10 units of Psychobiology Electives. Students will not receive any credit unless all three courses have been completed. Petition for credit upon completion of the series.
**Major standing & Psych 115 required for enrollment in Psych 116. Pre-Psychobiology majors may petition to enroll only if Psych 100A, Psych 100B, and Psych 115 are completed and there is space available. Neuroscience 101L can be taken in place of Psych 116 if student meets all prerequisites for enrollment.
***Students may complete more than one course from this area. Additional coursework counts toward the 16 elective units.
****No unit or grade credit will be given for taking more than one of the following: Psych 127, Psych 127A, 127B, or 127C.


16 Units of Elective Courses
Select 16 units of graded courses from the following list:
 
Courses Notes
EE Biol 112 or 113A or 114A No more than one course from this group.
EE Biol 100, 102, 105, 106, 110, 111, 115, 117, C119A, 120, 121, 122, 124A*, 129, 135, 164, 170 *Only 4 units may be applied toward the major.
Chemistry 153A, 153L  
Computational and Systems Biology M187  
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics 185A  
Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 100, 104AL, 138, M140, CM156  
Neuroscience 102  
Physiological Science C144, 146, 147, M148, 166, M173  
Psychology 111, 112A-112D, M117J, 119A-X, 137G, 152, 160, 161, 162, 186D 191CH** M117A & M117B & M117C*** **Prior approval required. Check with the Undergraduate Advising Office, 1531 Franz. 

***M117A, & M117B, & M117C will count in lieu of Psych 115 and 10 units of Psychobiology electives. Students will not receive any Psychobiology elective credit unless all three classes have been completed. Petition for credit upon completion of the series.

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