Psychology is a capped major at UC Berkeley. This means that we have such a high demand that we cannot accommodate every student who wishes to major in Psychology. As part of the terms of being a capped major, all students who apply to the major and meet the following criteria are guaranteed admission:
- Have a 3.2 grade-point average in all seven prerequisite courses (Note: we do not round up);
- If you entered UC Berkeley as a freshman, you must declare the major by your 5th semester or prior to the accumulation of 80 semester units, including work in progress (AP or college credit obtained in high school do not count towards the 80 units). If you entered Berkeley as a junior level transfer, you must declare the major no later than your first semester at UC Berkeley; and
- Submit the application to the major by the posted deadline.
If any of the above criteria are not met, students may still be admitted to the major; however, there is no guarantee. Please understand that applications will not be processed until all prerequisite courses are complete and final grades have been posted. This may mean that you will not technically be admitted to the major until the beginning of the following semester.
- Students enrolled in 197, 198, and 199 courses must have completed at least 60 semester units of undergraduate study and must be in good academic standing (2.0 grade point average or better).
- Credit for 98, 99, 198 and 199 courses in a single term may aggregate no more than 4 units.
- No more than a total of 16 units of courses numbered 98, 99, 197, 198, and 199 may be used to meet the requirements for a Bachelor's degree.