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The Minor in Psychology

Students may complete the Psychology Minor by declaring their wish to pursue this option and successfully completing 21 credit hours (7 courses) of approved course work. These may be drawn from any of the courses in the psychology sequence. Interested students should discuss this option with their advisors. Additional information and a minor declaration may be obtained in the office of the Dean of the School of Science and Humanities.


In addition to the required courses listed below, all students must complete at least 4 more psychology courses, at least three of which must be at or above the three hundred level. Note: Students must complete prerequisites to enroll in some upper level psychology courses. Students may not transfer in more than 9 credit hours (3 courses) toward their Psychology minor. Courses from disciplines other than psychology will not fulfill the requirements for the minor. The two (2) practicum courses (PY 412 and PY 491), and the Seminar in Psychology (PY 442) course are excluded from all minor concentrations. Psychology minors are required to take the following three courses.

PY 111 General Psychology
PY 141 Human Growth and Development
PY 242 Research methods