Psychology BS

The specific requirements for this academic plan depend upon the year you started at Duke (year of matriculation). Please select one of the following options:

Matriculated Summer 2020 and Forward (click here) Welcome class of 2024!!!
Matriculated Summer 2018-Spring 2020 (click here)
Matriculated Summer 2009-Spring 2018 (click here)

 

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT REQUIREMENTS IN PREPARATION FOR FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT!

STATISTICS & RESEARCH METHODS NEW ROTATION
Starting this fall students will have a few different options to complete the statistics and research methods requirements for the major.

  • PSY 201 will not be offered again. Students who have completed the research methods but not the statistics requirement will need to enroll in one of the following courses: STA 101, 102, 111, 198L, 199L, 250 or MATH 342.
  • Students who have completed the statistics but not the research methods requirement should plan to complete this requirement by spring 2021, the last semester PSY 202L will be offered.
  • Students who have not completed either requirement should plan to enroll in PSY 204L, the first of a two- course sequence that will be taught first time this fall and will be offered each semester. Students who complete PSY 204L should plan to enroll in PSY 205L soon after. We recommend back-to-back semesters, but with flexibility (e.g., for study abroad).
  • Undeclared students planning to declare psychology as their major will likely enroll in PSY 204L in the spring of 2021. Enrollment priority for fall 2020 will be given to students who have already declared.

BS CHANGES COMING FOR THE CLASS OF 2024 - OPTIONAL FOR DECLARED STUDENTS
Currently, the requirement for the BS degree involves completing six courses over and above the requirements for the AB.  However, all students currently pursuing the BS plan will have the option to follow new requirements rolling out this summer for the class of 2024. In the new BS requirements, the additional quantitative requirement will be eliminated. Students will need to complete 5 courses from the approved list of courses. This is important for students who were planning to complete the additional quantitative requirement in the fall. It is also important for students who have already completed the quantitative requirement. Under the new plan, some classes that previously satisfied the quantitative requirement (e.g., STA 210) may count toward the 5 electives, instead.  See approved list for details.