Degree Requirements

The specific requirements for our majors and minor depend upon the year you started at Duke (year of matriculation). To view full details of requirements, choose one of the following options:

Psychology BS, BA, and Minor

+Matriculated Summer 2020 and Forward:

 

*Matriculated Summer 2018 to Spring 2020:

 

Matriculated Summer 2009 to Spring 2018:

 

*Notice for Sophomores (class of '23)

IF YOU COMPLETED THE STATISTICS REQUIREMENT FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR but NOT THE RESEARCH METHODS REQUIREMENT

You will need to enroll in a PSY course numbered between 302-315. Once final schedules are posted for fall 2021, we will list here specific courses offered. Note that PSY 202 will no longer be offered.  

IF YOU COMPLETED THE RESEARCH METHODS REQUIREMENT FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR but NOT THE STATISTICS REQUIREMENT
Enroll in one of the following courses: STA 101, 102, 111, 198L, 199L, 250 or MATH 342.

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED EITHER REQUIREMENT
You are STRONGLY encouraged to take the new 204L and 205L course sequence. 

 

+*Changes Coming for the BS Degree

NEW for the CLASS OF 2024 (optional for rising juniors and seniors - classes of '22 and '23)

Students will need to complete 5 courses from the approved list of courses (download list below).

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. 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. Reach out to Natalia at psychologyDUS@duke.edu if you have questions about this.

 

Interdepartmental Major in Psychology

General Guidelines For IDM Proposals
  • Download and review the recommended IDM proposal steps (attached below)
  • Identify faculty members who will serve as your IDM advisor, and meet with advisors to discuss the course plan that best meets your goal
  • Once the plan is finalized, email your forms to psychologyDUS@duke.edu for signature before the final submission to Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.