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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 (Courses not cross-listed as BCSC. Note: PSYC 210/BCSC 185 and PSYC 248/BCSC 278 do count as social science courses).

Minor Requirements

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

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Three core courses in psychology

  • At least one must be a natural science course:
    • PSYC 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior
    • PSYC 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • At least one must be a social science course:
    • PSYC 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
    • PSYC 171: Social and Emotional Development or PSYC 170: Child Development
      • Notes: PSYC 170 is restricted to first-year students only; Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 170 and PSYC 171
    • PSYC 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.

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

One natural science psychology core course:

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

At least three additional natural science psychology courses (courses cross-listed as BCSC 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.

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Two of following social science psychology core courses:

  • PSYC 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • PSYC 171: Social and Emotional Development or PSYC 170: Child Development
    • Notes: PSYC 170 is restricted to first-year students only; Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 170 and PSYC 171
  • PSYC 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

Two additional social science psychology courses (Courses cannot be cross-listed as BCSC. Note: PSYC 210/BCSC 185 and PSYC 248/BCSC 278 do count as social science courses)

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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.

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

At least two of the following:

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

One or two of the following:

  • PSYC 283: Behavioral Medicine
  • PSYC 289: Developmental Child Psychopathology
  • PSYC 368: Seminar in Humanistic Psychology (no longer offered after 2016)
  • PSYC 381: Seminar in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • PSYC 242: Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 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.

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior
PSYC 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
PSYC 282: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 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.

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

One of the following:

  • PSYC 262: An Approach to Human Motivation
  • Any 300-level social psychology (PSYC) 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.

  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 171: Social and Emotional Development or PSYC 170: Child Development
    • Notes: PSYC 170 is restricted to first-year students only; Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 170 and PSYC 171
  • PSYC 278: Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 289: Developmental Child Psychopathology
  • PSYC 315: Peer Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSYC 383: Moral Development
  • PSYC 377 and/or PSYC 378: Exploring Research in Family Psychology I, II
  • PSYC 381: Seminar in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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