B.S. in Psychology

Requirements for the psychology major are discussed in depth in the UF undergraduate catalog, with a direct link to the requirements found here. Note that the requirements have changed significantly for the 2012-2013 catalog year. Students in the psychology major can specialize in General Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, or Behavior Analysis. Each specialization requires coursework in psychology, statistics, mathematics, and biology, and each offers the option to conduct a senior honors thesis if desired. If you are in a previous catalog year, visit that year’s catalog for the requirements, or click here for a checklist.

General Psychology specialization

General psychology requires courses in four core areas within the discipline as well as elective psychology courses. To view a checklist of the requirements for the General Psychology track, here.

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience specialization

Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience focuses more specifically on natural science-oriented psychology courses and allows students to take limited approved non-psychology courses relevant to contemporary neuroscience. This specialization also requires more math and biology courses than general psychology. For a checklist of the requirements for the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience track, click BCN Track.

To see a list of approved neuroscience courses, click here. To gain approval for a course not on this list, click here for the appropriate form and instructions.

Behavior ANALYSIS

Behavior analysis also focuses more specifically on natural science-oriented psychology courses and how the environment around an organism can be modified to change behavior. For a checklist of the requirements for the Behavior Analysis track, click Behavior Analysis Track.