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Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

Students must apply to the Department of Psychology for approval of the program of study for the minor.  Without this approval, the minor will not be officially listed on the student’s transcript at the time of graduation.  Application forms are available in the Undergraduate Program office (Life Science II 229).

  • 15 credits (5 courses) from Groups A, B, C, or D
  • Psyc 393 cannot count toward the minor
  • No more than 3 credits of 391, 392, or 394 can count toward the minor
  • Average GPA of 2.0 or above in Psychology courses
  • Courses in other departments (such as Educational Psychology) do not fulfill minor requirements
  • Courses must have a Psyc prefix

Once you have completed the 15 credits needed for the minor (or you are close to completing them), and have a C average across the 15 credits, you may turn in your form to the Undergraduate program office in Life Science II 229C.

No more than two transfer courses can count toward a minor.

Students completing a minor in Psychology and planning to teach Psychology in the State of Illinois must complete a minimum of 20 semester credit hours in Psychology.

Requirements for a Minor in Neuroscience

A minor in Neuroscience requires the successful completion of at least 19 semester hours in courses offered by the Department of Psychology and acceptable to the department for fulfillment of major requirements. PSYC 302, PSYC 415, and PSYC 392 (6 credit hours) OR PSYC 499A and 499B are required. (Total of 13 credit hours combined.) PSYC 392 and 499 A/B must be completed in an approved lab. Students must receive a C or better in both PSYC 302 and PSYC 415. Students must also complete six (6) credit hours of approved elective courses, and one course must be at the 400 level. Current approved electives are: PSYC 222, 304, 309, 310, 312, 314, 331, 402, 416, 417, 419, and 489 (with approval from the Neuroscience Minor Coordinator). Minor courses must have a combined GPA of 2.0 or better. No more than two transfer courses can count toward the minor.

Students must apply to the Department of Psychology for approval of the program of study for the minor. Without this approval, the minor will not be officially listed on the student’s transcript at the time of graduation. Application forms are available in the Undergraduate Program office (Life Science II, Room 229C).