Minor in Psychology

About the Minor

The minor in Psychology is intended to meet the needs of students who recognize the importance of an understanding and analysis of individual psychological processes as a key component of their education. Students in the minor learn how to ask and answer important questions regarding human behavior, cognition, and emotion to complement their major. The minor may also be of interest to students who wish to be a double major but are unable to satisfy all of the requirements in two major fields.

Entry into the minor requires that PSY 101 General Psychology (or an equivalent introductory course) be taken as a prerequisite. Students interested in this minor are expected to meet with the department's Academic Advisor to discuss the selection of courses appropriate to their major and their own personal interests. No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for this minor.

Required Prerequisite
General Psychology I (or equivalent)
Required PSY Courses
Select any EIGHT additional PSY electives *24.0
Total Credits24.0

Suggestion options include PSY 120, PSY 240 [WI] , PSY 280, PSY 360 [WI] and PSY 342. Students are not permitted to take PSY 111 or PSY 112. All other courses are available as electives.

A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course to meet the requirements for this minor. 

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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