Current Number of Majors: Approximately 1600
Undergraduate Studies Frequently Asked Questions
Initial Requirements (Before the end of your third semester):
- During your first three semesters, work toward fulfilling
the course distribution requirements of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
- Take General Psychology I (PSYC 1100) and General Psychology
II (PSYC 1101 or 1103).
- Take Elementary Concepts of Statistics (STAT 1100Q) or Introduction
to Statistics I (STAT 1000Q).
- Take a variety of introductory-level courses that may be
prerequisites to 2000-level courses that you will need as "Related
Courses" for the psychology major.
Declaration of Psychology Major
- Students interested in the Psychology major should contact the Psychology Academic Advisor.
- To declare Psychology as your major: You can declare Psychology as your major online at the CLAS Online Program Change. You may use this link if you are currently in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or if you are switching into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- NOTE: If you submit for the Psychology major during pre-registration in any semester (mid-March until early- April; and mid-October until early- November), your submission should be approved by CLAS, but your major will not be officially changed until after pre-registration is over.
- To declare Psychology as a second major: see Kelsey Keefe in BOUS 108.
Six Possible Plans of Study
- Six major options, described here.
- Minor in Psychology
- Minor in Neuroscience
- Minor in Criminal Justice
Six Possible Campuses
You can earn a four-year undergraduate degree in Psychology from the
University of Connecticut at any one of five campuses: Storrs, Hartford,
Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury. Students taking psychology at the Avery
Point campus must travel to one of the other campuses for some of their psychology courses.
The Psychology Guide
- A booklet available at the Undergraduate Psychology Center
- Lots of information for our Psychology undergraduate majors.
- Detailed course descriptions (i.e., how different professors
teach their respective sections of the same courses)
- Lots more!!
- Download the PDF version or
view it in browser (requires Adobe Acrobat, or Acrobat plug-in
to view in browser).
For more information on College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
options and requirements, visit the CLAS Academic Services Center
and/or their website at http://www.services.clas.uconn.edu/