Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology is a complement to any major. It is often a more in depth study of the discipline or a secondary area of specialization beyond a college major. Students do not have to declare a minor to graduate. However, undergraduates may use minors to augment their major or explore a different discipline. Undergraduate students at CSU must complete 18 credit hours in psychology to earn a minor. Speak to your major/program advisor if you are interested in learning more or pursuing a minor.

Psychology Minor Requirements

18 Credit Hours (6 Classes) – Fall 2012 and After

Psychology Core Sequences (9 Credits)

  • PSYC 1100 (Introduction to Psychology)
  • PSYC 2040 (Children and Adolescent Psychology) OR PSYC 2000 (Lifespan Development)
  • PSYC 2700 (Intro to Behavioral Research Methods)

Psychology Electives (9 Credits)

9 credit hours (3 classes) of Psychology Elective courses. Psychology Electives are considered any Psychology course listed in the latest Undergraduate Catalog that you have not previously taken, and have met the prerequisites and requirements to take. *Courses must be approved by Psychology Advisor/Department.

  • A grade of a “C” or better is required for all Psychology courses applied to the minor.
  • 18 total credit hours required (9 credits of Psychology Core + 9 credits of Psychology Electives) for a Minor in Psychology.
  • Students wishing to Minor in Psychology must first declare their Minor with a “Major/Minor” form. This form can be obtained from your advisor.
  • Before graduation or when the minor is completed, the student must see a Psychology Advisor to obtain a “Completion of Psychology Minor” memo, and submit the form to the Office of Evaluations (ADM 128) with their graduation application for their major program.

Note:If you are transferring psychology courses to CSU there may be a direct substitution to some of the Core requirements. Ask a Psychology Advisor about possible substitutions.