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Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Richard Carlson

For information on
The Undergraduate Program
please contact
(814) 863-1811


Undergraduate Office
Department of Psychology 
125 Moore Building 
The Pennsylvania State University 
University Park, PA 16802-3106

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Entrance to Major


Before entering the major you must complete these requirements.

Basic requirements

  • 27.1 credits completed
  • 2.0 grade point average overall
  • 2.0 grade point average for courses attempted towards the major

Specific course requirements

The following courses completed (with a ‘C’ or better):

• PSYCH 100
• STAT 200 or PSYCH 200
• additional 3 credits of GQ (other than STAT/PSYCH 200)
• additional 3 credits of GS (other than PSYCH 100)


Do one of the following:

Complete the on-line entrance to major process during spring of your sophomore year

You will use elion to confirm your major preference, and you will receive a computer-generated at the end of the process. If you are enrolled in the required classes at the time of evaluation, you will be admitted to the major conditionally. The condition will be that the currently scheduled courses are completed with acceptable grades. Once the semester is complete the acceptance will be complete.


Complete a paper form in the psychology department

You will need to schedule an appointment to process the paperwork. Once you have met with a psychology adviser to review their application to the major, and the adviser has approved the change, you will return the form to the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies office to complete the change of major process.


Planning for the Psychology Major

You can find sample 4-year plans and worksheets for developing educational plans, on the psychology department web site. The BS information is available at Psychology Bachelor of Science and the BA information is available at Psychology Bachelor of the Arts. Using these tools in cooperation with your current advisor should help you to prepare to enter the psychology major at the appropriate time.

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