Undergraduate Studies

Minoring in Psychology


Wilson Commons in the fall

PSY 101, Introduction to Psychology, or its equivalent is required for all minors. Declaration of a minor should be done with a psychology advisor. A student may complete only one minor in psychology, and may not do both the major and a minor in psychology.

Psychology

Five courses in addition to PSY 101

  • 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 further courses in psychology (PSY)
  • 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)

*Note: Students who enrolled in PSY 112, which was offered through Spring 2012, may use this in place of PSY 111.

Psychology as a Natural Science

Four courses in addition to PSY 101

  • At least one natural science psychology core courses
    • PSY 110, Neural Foundations of Behavior
    • PSY 111, Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • At least three further natural science psychology courses (courses cross-listed as BCS courses), at least one of which is numbered 200 level or above.  Independent study courses are acceptable.
  • This minor satisfies a natural science divisional requirement

*Note: Students who enrolled in PSY 112, which was offered through Spring 2012, may use this in place of PSY 111.

Psychology as a Social Science

Four courses in addition to PSY 101

  • Two of the three 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 further social science psychology courses (PSY and courses cross-listed as CSP)
  • This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement

Clinical Psychology

Four courses in addition to PSY 101

  • At least two of the following:
    • PSY 181, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
    • PSY 280, Clinical Psychology
    • PSY 282, Abnormal Psychology
  • One or two remaining courses from 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
  • This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement

Health Psychology

Four courses in addition to PSY 101

  • PSY 110, Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • PSY 181, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
  • PSY 282, Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 283, Behavioral Medicine
  • This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement

Organizational Psychology

Four courses in addition to PSY 101

  • PSY 161, Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • PSY 181, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
  • PSY 264, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • One course from the following:
    • PSY 262, An Approach to Human Motivation
    • Any 300-level social psychology (PSY) seminar, independent study, or practicum in organizational psychology.
  • This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement

Social and Emotional Development

  • Three elective courses in addition to the required PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) and PSY 171 (Social and Emotional Development)
  • The three elective courses should be drawn from the following set:
    • PSY 278 Adolescent Development
    • PSY 289 Childhood Psychopathology
    • PSY 383 Moral Development
    • PSY 377 (and/or 378) Exploring Research in Family Psychology I, II
    • PSY 381 Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
    • PSY 386 Advanced Emotional Development
    • This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.