Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

As with all areas of the University, there are General Education requirements you will need to complete. Learn more about General Education Requirements » 

Psychology Degree Requirements

Psychology Degree Requirements »

In order to declare psychology as a major, you must:

  • Complete PSY 0010 Introduction to Psychology    AND
  • Complete one of the required statistics courses (STAT 0200, 1000 or 1100)     AND
  • Be enrolled in PSY 0036 Research Methods Lecture 
  • All required pre-requisite courses must be completed with a 'C' or better.  

To declare psychology or to add psychology to an existing major, please be sure to complete the Program Change Form found on the Personalized Advising website.

Important note:

  • The Program Change Form will be active and available shortly before spring and fall term enrollment begins (October and March).
  • The deadline to declare a new major is the first Friday of each fall and spring terms.
  • Once this deadline has passed, the link to declare will be inactive until the next enrollment period.

All students should feel free to talk through any questions or concerns with a psychology advisor via virtual drop in, email, or by scheduling an appoinment

Remember: to earn a degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, you must also meet the following general education requirements:

Catalog search for general education requirements beginning fall 2018 incoming class.

General Education Requirements for all fall, 2018 freshmen and beyond »

General Education Requirement PDF for all fall 2018 freshman and beyond

Click here if you were admitted pre-Fall 2018