Considering a Double Major in English and Psychology? A double major can be an excellent way to distinguish yourself and give yourself an edge on the job market. The course of study required for a double major in English and Psychology is demanding, but if students decide upon this path early in their academic careers and plan accordingly, they can graduate with 129 credits—just three courses beyond the usual 120 credits required for a single major in English or Psychology. (Students who place out of their foreign language requirement would only need 120 credits to graduate with the double major.) Sample Course of Study for Double Major in English & Psychology Fall Freshman Year (15‐16 credits) English 101 & 101L Psychology 101 Math (usually BMTH 101) Foreign Language 109 Speech 140 Fall Sophomore Year (16 credits) English 287 (counts as 1st Gen Ed Liberal Arts Elective) English 288 Psychology 203 (Psychology Laboratory) Foreign Language 122 1st Lab Science Fall Junior Year (15 credits) 1st English Pre‐1800 Class 1st English Post‐1800 Class Psychology 321 (Life Span Development Psychology) Psychology 331 (Social Psychology) Fine Arts Fall Senior Year (15 credits) English 453 3rd English Post‐1800 Class 1st Psychology Elective at 200 Level or Above 2nd Psychology Elective at 200 Level or Above 2nd Selection from History 101, 102, 111, 112, 115, or 116 Summer School/Additional Semester (6 credits) 2nd Gen Ed Liberal Arts Elective (non‐Western Requirement) Humanities Elective
Spring Freshman Year (16 credits) English 102 Psychology 200 (Research Methods) Psychology 201 (Psych Statistics Lab) (1‐credit lab) Statistics 201 Foreign Language 110 1st Selection from History 101, 102, 111, 112, 115, or 116 Spring Sophomore Year (16 credits) English 290 English 289 Psychology 302 (Learning and Memory) Psychology 311 (Abnormal Psychology) 2nd Lab Science Spring Junior Year (15 credits) 2nd English Pre‐1800 Class 2nd English Post‐1800 Class Psychology 341 (Personality Theory) Psychology 361 (Biological Psychology) Philosophy (other than 110 or 111) Spring Senior Year (15 credits) 1st English Elective 300/400 Level 2nd English Elective 300/400 Level 3rd English Elective 300/400 Level 1st Psychology Elective at 400 Level or Above 2nd Psychology Elective at 400 Level or Above
Your double major will be noted on your transcripts, but you will only receive a single diploma. Students can also pursue a double degree, with two diplomas, but this requires 24 hours of additional course work meeting additional restrictions. For details, see USCB’s Undergraduate Bulletin.