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Undergraduate Program

Minor Requirements

Our department offers seven different psychology minors. Declaration of a minor should be done with a psychology advisor. A student cannot minor and major psychology.

Available minors:

 


Psychology Minor

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement if at least three of the courses are social science courses (PSY 101 and courses cross-listed as CSP courses).

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of six courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

Three core courses in psychology

  • At least one must be a natural science course:
    • PSY 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior
    • PSY 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • And one a social science course:
    • PSY 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
    • PSY 171: Social and Emotional Development
    • PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

Two additional psychology courses

Transfer Courses

As many as two transferred psychology courses, in addition to Introduction to Psychology, may be used in the minor plan.

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Psychology as a Natural Science Minor

This minor satisfies a natural science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

One natural science psychology core course:

  • PSY 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • PSY 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science

At least three additional natural science psychology courses (courses cross-listed as BCS courses), one of which must be at the 200 level or above—independent study courses are acceptable.

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Psychology as a Social Science Minor

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

Two of following social science psychology core courses:

  • PSY 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • PSY 171: Social and Emotional Development
  • PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

Two additional social science psychology courses (PSY and courses cross-listed as CSP)

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Clinical Psychology

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology

At least two of the following:

  • PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
  • PSY 280: Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 282: Abnormal Psychology

One or two of the following:

  • PSY 283: Behavioral Medicine
  • PSY 289: Developmental Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 368: Seminar in Humanistic Psychology
  • PSY 381: Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
  • PSY 242: Neuropsychology
  • PSY 246: Biology of Mental Disorders

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Health Psychology

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior
PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
PSY 282: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 283: Behavioral Medicine

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Organizational Psychology

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
PSY 264: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

One of the following:

  • PSY 262: An Approach to Human Motivation
  • Any 300-level social psychology (PSY) seminar, independent study, or practicum in organizational psychology

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Social and Emotional Development

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Minor Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses, which are outlined below.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 171: Social and Emotional Development

Three of the following:

  • PSY 278: Adolescent Development
  • PSY 289: Childhood Psychopathology
  • PSY 383: Moral Development
  • PSY 377 and/or PSY 378: Exploring Research in Family Psychology I, II
  • PSY 381: Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
  • PSY 386: Advanced Emotional Development

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