Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

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Psychology Degree Requirements

In order to declare psychology as a major, you must:

  • Complete PSY 0010 Introduction to Psychology    AND
  • Complete one of the required statistics courses (STAT 0200/1000 or 1100)     AND
  • Be enrolled in PSY 0035 Research Methods
  • All required pre-requisite courses must be completed with a 'C' or better.  

To declare psychology or to add psychology to an existing major, go to the Advising Center, 201 Thackeray Hall to complete the Program Change Form.

NOTE:  PSY 0205 Psychopathology has replaced PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology.  Students may not earn credit for both.

Remember: to earn a degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, you must also meet the following general education requirements:

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