Jun 23, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
    
2024-25 Catalog

Psychology


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Students must complete all of the following requirements to graduate with a bachelor of arts in this program. Some courses may apply toward multiple requirements.

College Requirements: 

  

Students are required to complete all standard college requirements.

Major Requirements:


Total major units: 17

The allied field must be approved by the adviser at the time of major declaration.

Nine Units in Psychology from the Following:


Six Additional Units in One of the Following Allied Fields Below:


Six units of Arts and Literature


A minimum of two units in the same subject, from two of the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • English
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • 200-level Humanities
A maximum of four studio or applied courses from the following will apply:

Six units of Biological, Physical, and Computational Sciences


A minimum of two units in the same subject, from two of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Two additional units approved by the department

Six units of Cognitive Science


A minimum of two units in the same subject, from two of the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Computer science
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
Two additional units approved by the department

Six units of Cross-Cultural Studies:


A minimum of four units approved by the department.

Proficiency in a Non-English Language, Demonstrated by One of the Following:

  • Successful completion of Reed language courses:
    ​⇒ Two units at a second-year level,
    OR
    ​⇒ One unit at a higher level;
  • Department Approval of language courses taken elsewhere, which may include:
    ​⇒ Successful completion of language courses taken in secondary (high) school or at another college/university,
    AND/OR
    ​⇒ Successful completion of a language placement examination at Reed;
  • Department approval following an individual assessment of language proficiency

Six units of History and Social Sciences


A minimum of two units in the same subject, from two of the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • 200-level Humanities
Two additional units approved by the department

Junior Qualifying Examination


Ordinarily, the qualifying exam is taken in the second semester of the student’s junior year, after completing five units in psychology, at least two of which are core courses, listed above.

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