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How is the Psychology B.A major?

SabotenderizerSabotenderizer Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
I noticed that the Psychology courses offered are very varied and interesting. I am still deciding which UC to submit my SIR and have to do so soon.

How is the Psychology major at UCSD like?
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Replies to: How is the Psychology B.A major?

  • justmyviewjustmyview Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    I'm minoring in Psychology and I must agree, there are several interesting Psychology courses offered at UCSD. That being said, I don't want to burst your bubble, but the course listings aren't representative of the courses that are actually offered during the school year. Several courses have been discontinued and several are offered only once every few years. This is likely an issue with all UC's, however.
  • SabotenderizerSabotenderizer Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Oh yeah I noticed that in the schedule. The professors that are interesting don't teach many classes. ): However are they still actively researching?

    I also noticed that all the Psychology courses are only offered once! There are no "duplicates" like in UCD. That's going to be a problem because say, I need CAT 125 or maybe another Biology class to graduate and what if it occupies the place of a really interesting class and then that class is gone?
  • baktraxbaktrax Registered User Posts: 2,563 Senior Member
    I'm double majoring in psychology and biochemistry/cell biology, and I've always been able to take the psychology classes that I wanted to take. They post classes that they will offer each quarter at the beginning of the school year so that you can plan out what classes you want to take over the course of the year. Time-wise, there are sometimes conflicts, but that will be the case at any school with any major. It's true that psychology classes don't have more than one lecture time offered in the same quarter, but I've always been able to fit in the classes that I've wanted, just maybe not in the quarter that I wanted to take it. There's no particular order that the psych classes need to be taken in, so it's easy enough to shuffle around classes depending on what time they are being offered.

    The psych department is relatively research driven, and if you want to get a BS in psychology, there is a research component. If you're interested in research, I know there are plenty of students who get involved in research as undergraduates.
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