Advanced Courses (formerly called Electives) allow you to craft a more individualized program in psychology. We encourage you to explore a broad range of course options by choosing departmental and non-departmental courses that build upon the background in psychology covered in both your Introductory Course and the more focused Foundational Courses to create a cohesive plan of study.
What courses count toward the Advanced Course requirement?
Click on the links below for more information about specific courses that may count for Advanced Course credit...
- Departmental Advanced Courses (for concentrators & secondary fields)
- Approved Non-Departmental Courses (for concentrators only)
- Petitioned Courses (for concentrators only)
- Certain Harvard Summer School Courses (for concentrators & secondary fields)
- Study Out of Residence (for concentrators only)
And here are some things to keep in mind while selecting Advanced Courses...
- All courses need to be letter-graded (with the exception of PSY 985 and approved Freshmen Seminars).
- The number of Advanced Courses required varies by track.
- The number of non-departmental Advanced Courses permitted varies by track.
- How to use the Psychology course numbering system.