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Transfer (Undergraduate)

The Department of Psychology welcomes transfer students! Whether you are from a community college or 4-year institution, domestic or international, advisors are available to help you navigate taking courses towards one of our majors at your current institution. 

If you are able to visit campus, please call our office to schedule a prospective student appointment. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions if you would like answers to common questions. 

Want a real student story? Meet a BCN and Psychology major and read about their paths within LSA and beyond.

Check out the new Transfer Student Center including both a physical and online space.  

The resources on this page are designed to help you learn more about our program, resources, and support your navigation through the transfer process. 

Below, we include a description of our majors, areas of psychology they cover, and brief description of each area.


Psychology: Undergraduate courses in psychology give students an opportunity to learn what research has shown about how behavior is motivated; how we perceive, learn, and think; how individuals differ from one another; how the personality develops from infancy to maturity and is expressed by behavior; and how interpersonal factors affect human relationships in the home, on the job, and in the community.

Areas of Psychology: Biopsychology, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Personality and Social Contexts, Social

Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN): The overall goal of the BCN major is to provide a course of study that integrates natural science components including neuroscience, cognitive science, and evolutionary approaches to the study of behavior.

Areas of Psychology: Biopsychology, Cognitive, some Developmental, plus possible courses from other natural science areas 

Areas of Psychology

Biopsychology: The neural, hormonal, and evolutionary influences on behavior.

Clinical: Biological and behavioral influences on psychopathology.

Cognitive: Mind, brain, thinking, and language.

Developmental: Changes in behavior from infancy and childhood throughout the lifespan.

Personality and Social Contexts: Individual differences and environmental influences on behavior.

Social: Interpersonal interaction, groups, and cultural influences on behavior. 


Did you know that transfer students participate less frequently in high impact activities such as those listed below? Let us help you figure out how to incorporate one or more of these activities into your degree!  


Find out the requirements to declare, how courses count towards each major on our courses per term charts, follow a Curriculum Guide (optional), and look for complimentary majors/minors in our Beyond the Box feature. 


Departmental process for having transfer credit evaluated to count towards a Psychology or BCN major.

Did you know study abroad credit through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) counts as "in-residence?"


Explore a liberal arts education through your current institution and LSA, transfer credit guidelines, Community College transfer guides, and college resources specially designed for transfer students. 


Find information about UM and LSA scholarships, child care resources for student-parents, and the UM Net Price Calculator. Do you qualify for free tuition? Check out the Go Blue Guarantee!