Information for Current Undergraduate Students

The 45 units of core requirements provide a strong foundation from which students may go on to graduate school in psychology or a related discipline, or into jobs for which a degree in psychology provides a useful background (e.g., law school, MBA).

To assist our students in achieving a successful college experience, a Major Graduation Plan outlining courses required and the recommended sequence as well as the Five-Year Course Plan have been developed. We have specifically designed our curriculum so that it can realistically be completed in four years. With a little planning and keeping in touch with their advisor, a student should be able to accomplish this. This document is a projection of courses taught in future semester. Five year course rotation

Psychology Major

The current major is here. Please see the appropriate university catalog archive for the previous major (Students enrolling Spring 2022 or earlier).

Minor in Psychology FAQs

How do I declare a psychology minor?

  1. See the File minor_20-21planning guide or a list of courses required to earn a minor in Psychology. Complete the form https://forms.humboldt.edu/minor-declarationupdate and submit to the registrar’s office to declare a minor.
  2. The option for the minor will be added to your DARS after you submit the minor declaration form to the registrar’s office.
  3. Create a DARS plan for your minor.

 I am transferring from another school and I took courses that I think will count towards a minor. How do I know if these classes will articulate?

  • See the File minor_20-21_planning for a list of courses required to earn a minor in Psychology. Complete the form https://forms.humboldt.edu/minor-declarationupdate and submit to the registrar’s office to declare a minor. If courses are not accepted you will need to email Psychology Department Chair (see https://psychology.humboldt.edu/people for Chair name and contact information). 
  • Preapproved courses will show up in your DARS as meeting the requirements. If a course does not show up, and you think it should count, email Psychology Department Chair (see https://psychology.humboldt.edu/people for Chair name and contact information). Be sure to include course names/number and course description (or syllabus) for the course that you are requesting to articulate. 

Infomation for Kinesiology Majors Seeking a Minor 

  • Follow the instructions for "How do I declare a psychology minor?" listed above.
  • KINS 483 Evaluation Techniques can substitue for PSYC 240 as a pre-requisite for Psychology Core courses. Please email the listed Psychology instructor for a permission number of the Core course in which you would like to enroll stating that you took KINS 483 instead of PSYC 240. Faculty contact information can be found at: https://psychology.humboldt.edu/people
  • KINS 474 Sport & Exercise Psychology can be counted as a breadth course for the Psychology minor.  Once your minor has officially posted in your DARS, email the Psychology Department Chair (see https://psychology.humboldt.edu/people for Chair name and contact information) for a DARS exception for you to use KINS 474 as a breadth course.