Illinois Students - How to declare the major

How To Declare Psychology

Students must complete one course from each of the following categories prior to declaring the major.

How To Declare Brain and Cognitive Science

The Majors

Become familiar with the two majors (Brain and Cognitive Science and Psychology).  Psychology majors can specialize in areas including Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical/Community, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Diversity Science, Intradisciplinary, Organizational, Social, and Personality Psychology.  

Informational Meetings

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Brain & Cognitive Science Major Psychology Major (concentrations) and Minor

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Single Major, Double Major, Dual Degree?

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) students wishing to have Psychology as your only major or as a second major: you'll be making a curricular change.
  • Non-LAS Illinois students wishing to have Psychology as your only major: you'll be seeking an Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT).
  • Non-LAS Illinois students wishing to keep their current major and have Psychology as well: you'll be seeking a Second Degree.


Not a current Illinois student?

Where to DeclareLincoln Hall

If you meet the above criteria, you can formally declare Brain & Cognitive Science or Psychology as a major by visiting the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) college office in Room 2002 Lincoln Hall during the first two weeks of each semester or the month preceding registration (October & March). LAS students can also declare by completing the appropriate online form. Intercollegiate Transfer students will first need to attend or view an LAS ICT Information Session.