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How MANY concentration Advanced Courses do I need to complete?

All programs within the concentration include an Advanced Course component. All concentration courses must be taken for a letter grade.

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PROGRAM

Class of
2008 and 2009

Class of
2010 to 2014

Class of
2015 and beyond

Regular

seven (two may be non-departmental)

six (two may be non-departmental)

six (two may be non-departmental)

Honors Eligible
w/ Thesis

six (two may be non-departmental)

five (two may be non-departmental)

five (two may be non-departmental)

Mind/Brain/Behavior Track:
Cognitive Science

(program not available)

four (one may be non-departmental, more possible by petition)

four (one may be non-departmental, more possible by petition)

Life Science Track: Cognitive Neuroscience & Evolutionary Psychology (Regular)

two (one may be non-departmental)

two (one may be non-departmental)

three (one may be non-departmental)

Life Science Track: Cognitive Neuroscience & Evolutionary Psychology
(Honors Eligible w/Thesis)

two (one may be non-departmental)

two (one may be non-departmental)

two (one may be non-departmental)

Secondary Field in Psychology

three (as of 2011-12, NONE may be non-departmental; one from former Affiliate Course list may count if taken 2010-11 or earlier)

three (as of 2011-12, NONE may be non-departmental; one from former Affiliate Course list may count if taken 2010-11 or earlier)

three (as of 2011-12, NONE may be non-departmental; one from former Affiliate Course list may count if taken 2010-11 or earlier)

Joint Concentration

Psychology does not participate in Joint Concentrations

Psychology does not participate in Joint Concentrations

Psychology does not participate in Joint Concentrations