Apr 20, 2024  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychological Science Major

Required Units

Total number of units required for major, excluding any required Intensive(s): 10

Required Intensive units, if any: 0

Total units required: 10

Total Number of Specific Courses Required

Distributional Content Area Units Required


  • One additional 200-level PSYC elective
  • One PSYC elective at the 200- or 300-level, which may be a graded or ungraded unit
  • Two 300-level PSYC courses, at least one of which is a seminar


Students may not elect the NRO in any psychological science course after they have declared their major. Any psychological science course taken under the NRO before the major was declared may not be counted toward the 10 units required for the major although it may be used to satisfy a requirement that a specific course be taken.


Students planning to concentrate in psychological science are encouraged to consult a department adviser as soon as possible to plan appropriate sequences of courses.

Additional Information

Any of the following courses that appear on the Vassar College transcript as College credits will be accepted as equivalent to PSYC 105 : AP Psychology (AP test score 4 or 5), IB Psychology (IB test score 5, 6, or 7), or a pre-matriculation college course in introductory psychology.