Psychobiology Major For Students Who Entered UCLA As Freshmen
Pre-Psychobiology Major Requirements
Students may declare the Pre-Psychobiology major once they have established a prep GPA by taking at least one prep course for a letter grade at UCLA and have an average prep GPA of 2.0 or higher.
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.
- An overall grade-point average of 2.0 (C) is required in the preparation courses.
- All of the preparation courses must be completed by the end of summer quarter following the student's 3rd year.
- 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.
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 & 14D
Chemistry 20A & 20B & 20L & 30A & 30AL & 30B
|Mathematics 3A & 3B & 3C
Mathematics 31A & 31B & 32A
Life Sciences 30A & 30B & Statistics 13
|Physics 1A & 1B & 1C & 4AL & 4BL
Physics 6A & 6B & 6C±
Physics 5A & 5B & 5C
*Must be declared Pre-Psychobiology to enroll.
± The Physics 6 series is being phased out and replaced with the 5 series.
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 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 Psych 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:
|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|
|Life Sciences 107|
|Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics 185A|
|Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 100, 104AL, 138, M140, CM156|
|Physiological Science C144, 146, 147, 166, M173|
|Psychology 111, 112A-112D, M117J, 119A-X, 124K, 137G, 152, 160, 161, 162, 164, M166, 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.
For information on planning your degree and sample program plans, see here. Please note that these are sample guidelines, and that every student’s program plan will differ depending on course availability, scheduling, timing of the decision to pursue the major, and previous credit received. We strongly recommend students work with the department and College to plan their own personal programs.