Undergraduate Psychology Policies

Grading Policies. Majors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in Psychology courses applied toward degree requirements. Grades of C- or lower must be repeated. Courses may only be repeated one time. The higher grade will be computed in the GPA.

Students must successfully complete with a grade of C or higher any prerequisites before being admitted to courses with listed prerequisites. This policy may only be waived with instructor consent.

Units and Residency Requirements . Students must also complete General Studies requirements and electives for a total of 124 semester units, including the Modern Language requirement. At least 15 upper division units must be completed in the MSMU Psychology program.

Double- Specializations .Students completing more than one specialization in the major may only double count 3 units across the specializations. Each specialization must have a unique practicum; the practicum courses may not double count across the specializations.

Cross-Listed Courses. Junior and senior psychology majors with at least a 3.5 GPA in their psychology coursework may enroll in a maximum of 6 units of selected cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses for undergraduate credit. Recommendation of the student’s advisor and permission of the Department Chair, Graduate Program Director, and the course instructor are required. Although in graduate work a B- is the minimum grade for passing a course, for undergraduate students a C is the minimum grade for passing. Successful completion of graduate courses does not guarantee admission to the graduate psychology program.