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Requirements Charts:

The Requirements Charts below are based on graduating year and then by track. Requirements are listed in the left-hand column. These charts are interactive - to find more information about Foundational Courses, Advanced Courses, labs, Life Science-related courses, MBB seminars, etc., click on the underlined links within the charts. You can also click on the track names across the top of the chart for more details about each track.

Which set of requirements you follow is determined by the class under which you entered the college. If you are in a class prior to 2014, you may elect to follow the new requirements; to do this, send an email to that effect to psychology at wjh. Please click on the appropriate link below to see your requirements chart:

I. Class of 2015 and beyond
II. Classes of 2010 to 2014


I. Classes of 2015 and beyond

The Class of 2014 can petition to switch to the new requirements (Class of 2015) by emailing psychology at wjh. The Class of 2013 must follow the requirements for their graduating year click here for the requirements.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of Psy 985, 990, 992 or 993, which are graded SAT/UNSAT.

 

General Track

Mind/Brain/Behavior Track

Life Sciences Track

 Secondary Field

Programs ------->

Requirement
(read down)


Year taken

Regular

Honors-Eligible
Thesis Option

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Neuroscience & Evolutionary Psychology
(formerly Social & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Secondary Field in Psychology

Regular

Honors-Eligible
Thesis Option

Total half-courses

 

12

14

14

12

14

6

Introductory Course -
 (formerly Tier 1)

(Advanced Placement
scores
)

first or
sophomore

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Sophomore Tutorial

sophomore

Psy 971

Psy 971

Psy 971

Psy 975

Psy 975

--


Basic Methods



Research Methods


sophomore



sophomore
or junior


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***


1 course: choice of
Psy 1901 or
lab course from list


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***


2 courses:
Psy 1901 and
lab course from list


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***


2 courses:
Psy 1901 and
lab course from list


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***


1 course: choice of
Psy 1901 or
lab course from list


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***


2 courses:
Psy 1901 and
lab course from list


Psy 1900
or  Stat 100/101/102/104***



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 Foundational Courses
 (formerly Tier 2)

sophomore

2 courses

2 courses

2 courses:
MCB 80 and 1 other

2 courses:
one must be MCB 80 or Psy 14

2 courses:
one must be MCB 80 or Psy 14

1 course

 Advanced Courses
 (formerly Electives)

 

6

5

4

3

2

3 (click here for restrictions on
advanced courses for the
secondary field )

Honors Thesis Tutorial

senior

--

Psy 990, full-year

Psy 992, full-year

--

Psy 993, full-year

--

Track Courses

first;
sophomore;
junior

--

--

MBB seminar

3 life science courses from
list. One must be LPSA,
LS 1a or LS 1b.

3 life science courses from
list. One must be LPSA,
LS 1a or LS 1b.


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Additional Requirements

 

***Min. grade of C-
in Basic Methods
Course

***Min. grade of C-
in Basic Methods
Course

-College GPA = 3.5
-Thesis Application by
Spring of Junior Year

***Min. grade of C-
in Basic Methods
Course

-College GPA = 3.5
 -MBB Track Application by
Nov 1 of Junior Year
 -Thesis Application by
Spring of Junior year

***Min. grade of C-
in Basic Methods
Course

-e-mail psychology at wjh
to declare you are following
this track


***Min. grade of C-
in Basic Methods
Course

-e-mail psychology at wjh
to declare you are following
this track
-College GPA = 3.5
-Thesis application by
Spring of Junior year

***Min. grade of C- in Basic
Methods Course

-notify department using
Secondary Field Webtool
-File forms online, print and
have signed by UG office
-Turn signed form in to
Registrar by 7th Monday of
final term

Psychology does not permit Joint Concentrations.
Click Here for more Psychology Concentration Information in the Harvard College Handbook

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II. Classes of 2010 to 2014

All courses must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of Psy 985, 990, 992 or 993, which are graded SAT/UNSAT;

 

General Track

Mind/Brain/Behavior Track

Life Sciences Track

 Secondary Field

Programs ------->

Requirement
(read down)


Year taken

Regular

Honors-Eligible
Thesis Option

Cognitive Science

Social & Cognitive Neuroscience

Secondary Field in Psychology

Regular

Honors-Eligible
Thesis Option

Total half-courses

 

12

14

14

12

14

6

Introductory Course -
 (formerly Tier 1)

(Advanced Placement
scores
)

first or
sophomore

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Science of Living Systems 20

PSY 1 or SCI B-62 will meet
the Introductory requirement if
taken in Spring 2009 or earlier

Sophomore Tutorial

sophomore

Psy 971

Psy 971

Psy 971

Psy 975

Psy 975

--

Methods:
   --  Basic

   -- Lab

   -- Advanced


sophomore

sophomore
or junior
sophomore
or junior

Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***

--none required

Psy 1901a, b, c, or d


Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***

lab course from list

Psy 1901a, b, c, or d

Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***

lab course from list

Psy 1901a, b, c, or d

Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***

lab course from list

Psy 1901a, b, c, or d

Psy 1900
or  Stat 101***

lab course from list

Psy 1901a, b, c, or d

Psy 1900
or  Stat 100/101/102/104***

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 Foundational Courses
 (formerly Tier 2)

sophomore

2 courses

2 courses

2 courses:
MCB 80 and 1 other

2 courses:
MCB 80 and 1 other

2 courses:
MCB 80 and 1 other

1 course

 Advanced Courses
 (formerly Electives)

 

6

5

4

2

2

3 (click here for restrictions on
advanced courses for the
secondary field )

Honors Thesis Tutorial

senior

--

Psy 990, full-year

Psy 992, full-year

--

Psy 993, full-year

--

Track Courses

first;
sophomore;
junior

--

--

MBB seminar

3 life science courses from
list. One must be LPSA,
LS 1a or LS 1b.

3 life science courses from
list. One must be LPSA,
LS 1a or LS 1b.


--

Additional Requirements

 

***Min. grade of C
in Basic Methods
Course

***Min. grade of C
in Basic Methods
Course

-College GPA = 3.5
-Thesis Application by
Spring of Junior Year

***Min. grade of C
in Basic Methods
Course

-College GPA = 3.5
 -MBB Track Application by
Nov 1 of Junior Year
 -Thesis Application by
Spring of Junior year

***Min. grade of C
in Basic Methods
Course

-e-mail psychology at wjh
to declare you are following
this track


***Min. grade of C
in Basic Methods
Course

-e-mail psychology at wjh
to declare you are following
this track
-College GPA = 3.5
-Thesis application by
Spring of Junior year

***Min. grade of C in Basic
Methods Course

-notify department using
Secondary Field Webtool
-File forms online, print and
have signed by UG office
-Turn signed form in to
Registrar by 7th Monday of
final term


Joint Concentrations: Applications will no longer be accepted for Joint Concentrations for the Class of 2010 and beyond.

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