Social Ecology Major

Social Ecology

Resources for Social Ecology Students


Major in Social Ecology

The major in Social Ecology embraces the unique and interdisciplinary spirit of the School of Social Ecology. Students take courses from all three of the school's departments:  Criminology, Law & Society, Psychological Science, and Urban Planning and Public Policy. Students graduate with a well-rounded understanding of how these disciplines intersect and inform an understanding of social, psychological, environmental, and legal problems. Students also learn how research can address these problems with the intent of finding solutions.

  • Social Ecology Major Requirements
  • Understanding the Psychological Science Major Requirements
    • This short video explains the major requirements in more depth
    • A degree sheet that outlines your major and school requirements


Interested in declaring Social Ecology as a major? Check out the Change of Major requirements.

Minor in Social Ecology

The minor in Social Ecology requires students to take Crm/Law C7, UPPP 4 or UPPP 8, PSCI 9 or 11B or 11C, and six upper division courses in the School with at least one coming from Criminology, Law and Society, one from Psychological Science, and one from Urban Planning and Public Policy.