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College of the Sciences

Psychology Minor

The Psychology minor can be a meaningful addition to many majors as it provides information that allows you to learn about and understand human behavior. Whether you are an education major and interested in developmental psychology or a biology major considering neuropsychology, you can find courses to provide breadth and depth to complement your primary major while providing insight into the understanding of psychology.

The psychology minor requires students to take at least 30 credits in psychology.  Transfer students can transfer 5 credits, usually a course in introductory psychology, to the minor.  The rest of the courses need to be upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.  If you’re interested in minoring in psychology, we advise you to begin with PSY 300 and choose among required and elective courses with the help of an advisor.  Psychology minors majoring in Law and Justice, Sociology, and Social Services may not need to take PSY 300 (see the Permit to Substitute Form above) and should see an advisor before registering.  

Psychology Minor (30-Credit)

Required Courses:

  • PSY 101 General Psychology (5 Credits)
  • PSY 300 Research Methods in Psychology* (5 Credits).
    • Students who have taken the research methods course required for their major in law and justice, sociology, social services, or IDS-social sciences do not have to take PSY 300 for the psychology minor.  ***Permit to substitute form required***
    • Example Permit to Substitute Form.
    • Students must still have a minimum of 30 psychology credits to complete the minor.

Choose at least two courses from the following list:  

  • PSY 303 Analysis of Everyday Behavior (4 Credits) or PSY 301 Learning (5 credits).  PSY 301 Learning requires PSY 300 as a prerequisite
  • PSY 313 Developmental Psychology or PSY 314 Human Development and the Learner (4 Credits)
  • PSY 346 Social Psychology (4 Credits)
  • PSY 445 Clinical, Counseling, and Community Psychology (5 Credits)
  • PSY 449 Abnormal Psychology (4 Credits)
  • PSY 450 Sensation and Perception (4 Credits)
  • PSY 453 Theories of Personality (5 Credits)
  • PSY 456 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (4 Credits)
  • PSY 460 Cognitive Psychology (5 Credits)
  • PSY 473 Psychology of Language (4 Credits)
  • PSY 478 Behavioral Neuroscience (formerly Physiological Psychology; 4 Credits)

Choose additional upper-division (300- or 400-level courses) psychology electives so as to earn a total of 30-credits in psychology coursework.  Electives may include additional courses from the list above.                                       

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