Minor in Psychology

All psychology minors are advised by the chair of the PBS Undergraduate Committee (for 2016-17, Prof. Catherine Cramer). Students are encouraged to review the detailed information about the requirements for the psychology minor found on the PBS website, as well as course descriptions and course syllabi. This checklist (pdf) will guide you in preparing a successful request for approval of your minor plan. It is intended to  help you plan, but should not replace your seeking advice from the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee or any other faculty member for assistance in thinking about how to design an effective and satisfying minor.

Requirements for the Minor

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Prerequisite:
    • PSYC 1 (Introductory Psychology)
  • Requirements:
    • Two PSYC courses numbered 50 or above
    • Three PSYC elective courses numbered 11-88

Requirements for the Minor


While two of the six required courses may be transfers, transfers cannot count toward the 50 or above requirement. Minors must be approved by the Chair of the Departmental Undergraduate Committee.