Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science

We have a new department name!  Our department is now the "Department of Psychological Science" (instead of "Department of Psychology & Social Behavior").  As such, the post-bacc program will now be called the "Post-Baccalaurate Program in Psychological Science" (instead of "Post-Baccalaurate Program in Psychology & Social Behavior")

UCI’s Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) and
  • Are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change and
  • Could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology.

Those interested in a Doctoral-level or Master’s degree program in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals.  Students who have completed our program have been accepted to a wide variety of graduate programs, including Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and UC Irvine; Psy.D. programs at Cal Lutheran, University of Indianapolis, and Yeshiva University, and Master's programs at NYU, Columbia, and UCLA.

Please use the menu links on the left to learn more about our program.

Did you miss our info session on December 1, 2017?  If so, you can watch a video of this info session at:  https://tinyurl.com/y8p85mkf