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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).

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

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

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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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