Human Psychology, Culture and Society

Students whose interests are focused in human psychology, culture and society may choose to pursue UCSC majors in anthropology (or a combined major in anthropology/earth sciences), cognitive science, community studies, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, Latin American and Latino studies, legal studies, politics, psychology or sociology. In addition to the college core course, first quarter frosh enroll in two or more lower-division courses (1 - 99), for a total of 15-19 credits, their first term.

INITIAL PLACEMENT

Students in this cluster may need to assess their placement in the following subjects prior to enrolling for their first term:

  • Mathematics: The following majors in this cluster require math placement: combined anthropology/Earth sciences; cogntive science; and psychology. Determine your math placement by completing an assessment in ALEKS. If you completed a college-level math course, or scored 3 or better on an AP calculus exam, or 5 or better on an IBH mathematics exam, you may be able to use that for placement instead of the ALEKS assessment. Math assessment indicates the mathematics course where you should begin.
  • Language (for Latin American & Latino Studies and LALS combined majors). Since all Latin American and Latino studies majors are expected to learn to read, speak and write Spanish or Portuguese, you may need a placement exam(s) if you will be enrolling in any Spanish course, or in a Portuguese language course above level 1. Information about language placement is on the Languages and Applied Linguistics website.

QUALIFICATION FOR MAJORS IN THIS CLUSTER

Students must qualify for some majors within this cluster by earning specific grades in foundation courses. Consult the Getting Started in the Major Guides below and/or the General Catalog for specific information about qualification requirements for majors you are considering.

GETTING STARTED IN THE MAJOR GUIDES

RELATED MAJORS

Latin American & Latino Studies can also be pursued as part of the following combined majors:

Latin American and Latino Studies
Program Adviser, lals@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2119
32 Merrill College Academic Building
https://lals.ucsc.edu/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Anthropology
Program Adviser,  msegale@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-3320
361A Social Sciences I
https://anthro.ucsc.edu/

Cognitive Science
Program Adviser, psyadv@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2481
Psychology Department: 273 Social Sciences 2
https://psychology.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/cog-science-major/index.html

Community Studies
Program Adviser, communitystudies@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2371
213 Oakes College
https://communitystudies.ucsc.edu/

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Program Adviser, cres@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2757

213 Oakes College
https://cres.ucsc.edu/index.html

Feminist Studies
Program Adviser, aeickelb@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-1478
415A Humanities I
https://feministstudies.ucsc.edu/

Latin American and Latino Studies
Program Adviser, lals@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2119
32 Merrill College Academic Building
https://lals.ucsc.edu

Legal Studies
Program Adviser, legalstudies@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2505
27 Merrill College

Politics
Program Adviser, polimajor@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2505
27 Merrill College
https://politics.ucsc.edu

Psychology
Program Adviser, psyadv@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2481
273 Social Sciences 2
https://psychology.ucsc.edu

Sociology
Program Adviser, tboom@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-4497
224 Rachel Carson College
https://sociology.ucsc.edu

Last updated 7/2020