Human Behavior and Psychology

The domain emphasis in Human Behavior and Psychology engages students with fundamental aspects of individual and group behavior and the factors and processes that influence it, as explored in the cognitive, behavioral, and economic sciences.

From the lists shown below, students will select one course from the lower-division, and two courses from the upper-division. The lower division course is a required element of the Domain Emphasis.


Courses in this domain emphasis are often restricted by major to enroll, and several have extensive prerequisites. It may be difficult to complete this emphasis given these restrictions. Students are advised to make appropriate alternate plans.

 Prerequisites are shown within square brackets.

Lower Division (select one)

  • COG SCI 1. Introduction to Cognitive Science (4 units)

  • COG SCI 1B or N1. Introduction to Cognitive Science (3 units)

  • PSYCH 1. General Psychology (3 units)

  • PSYCH 2. Principles of Psychology (3 units)

Upper Division (select two)

  • COG SCI 131/C131. Computational Models of Cognition (4 units) [COG SCI 1, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 70]

  • ECON C110 / POLI SCI C135. Game Theory in the Social Sciences (4 units)

  • ECON 119. Psychology and Economics (4 units) [ECON 100A]

  • PSYCH 101D. Data Science for Research Psychology (4 units) [PSYCH 1, COMPSCI C8]

  • PSYCH 110. Introduction to Biological Psychology (3 units)

  • PSYCH 124. The Evolution of Human Social Behavior (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

  • PSYCH 130. Clinical Psychology (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

  • PSYCH 134 / N134. Health Psychology (3 units) [PSYCH 1, MCELLBI C62/PSYCH C19]

  • PSYCH 140. Developmental Psychology (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

  • PSYCH 150. Psychology of Personality (3 units) [PSYCH 101]

  • PSYCH 156. Human Emotion (3 units)

  • PSYCH 160. Social Psychology (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

    • OR SOCIOL 150. Social Psychology (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • PSYCH 167AC. Stigma and Prejudice (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

  • UGBA 160. Consumer Behavior (3 units) [UGBA 106]

These course lists are subject to change.