The psychology major at UCSB is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the scientific study of behavior. Psychology represents an extremely broad discipline, ranging from the study of the behavior of simple organisms to the behavior of humans and groups of humans in complicated situations.
At UCSB, the focus is on experimental psychology. The program offers excellent preparation for graduate study in any area of the discipline, or for careers ranging from law enforcement to education to sales and marketing.
On the undergraduate level, the department offers the B.S. in Biopsychology, and the B.A. in Psychology. Admission to both majors is contingent upon completion of Pre-Major requirements. For graduate students, the department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
Departmental advisors, including academic peer advisors, staff undergraduate and graduate advisors, and faculty advisors are available to answer your questions.
For our current students, this website contains a Graduate School Timeline with tips on preparing for and applying to graduate school.
The department also has a four-year honors program. For more information, visit the honors web page: Psychology Honors Program.
Although our program does not focus on counseling or clinical psychology, students can take relevant courses to prepare for graduate study while at UCSB.
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