Requirements Chart for Classes of 2024 and Beyond*
All courses must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of Freshman Seminars, PSY 985, and PSY 991, which are graded SAT/UNSAT.
Please note that Psychology does NOT permit joint concentrations, but we do encourage other pathways to interdisciplinary work!
For more information on the different types of courses required, please see the "Courses" tab in the sidebar to the left of this page! You can also click here for more Psychology Concentration Information in the Harvard College Handbook.
* Non-thesis students from the Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and students returning from leave may count either PSY 1901 or a lab course towards their Research Methods requirement. Please reach out to the Undergraduate Office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Elsewhere on Harvard websites, you may come across the term "half-course." A half-course is a course that takes one semester to complete (rather than a full year), and is typically worth 4 credits. Because most Psychology courses are technically "half-courses," we find it easier to simply use the term "course" to refer to these.