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 of which at least one must be a natural science course (PSY 110: Neural Foundations of Behavior, PSY 112: Cognitive Psychology; or PSY 113: Biopsychology of Social and Clinical Behaviors) 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).

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 112: Cognitive Psychology; or PSY 113: Biopsychology of Social and Clinical Behaviors)
  • At least three further natural science psychology courses (PSY 113 and 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.

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/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
    • PSY 281, Psychology and the Law

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Health Psychology

Five courses in addition to PSY 101:

  1. PSY 110, Neural Foundations of Behavior
  2. PSY 113, Biopsychology of Social & Clinical Behaviors
  3. PSY 181, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
  4. PSY 282, Abnormal Psychology
  5. PSY 283, Behavioral Medicine

This minor satisfies a social science divisional requirement.

Organizational Psychology

Four courses in addition to PSY 101:

  1. PSY 161, Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  2. PSY 181, Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
  3. PSY 264, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  4. One course from the following: PSY 262: Human Motivation and Emotion; any 300-level social psychology (CSP/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.