Students majoring in Psychology also are encouraged to do general course work in the areas of sociology, the philosophy of science, biology, and anthropology. Those planning to go to graduate school should obtain a solid background in mathematics, research methods, and experimental psychology.
Students anticipating application for admission to graduate programs in psychology should consult the adviser in the department about the appropriate structuring of their undergraduate curriculum. This is advisable for both Psychology and nonpsychology majors.
The minimum requirements for the psychology minor are: PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology); 2 courses, one each from any two of the three Core areas A, B, or C (see Major-Field Requirements above); 7 credit hours of psychology electives, with at least one course at the 300- or 400-level.
Students must earn grades of C or above in order for courses to count toward satisfying the requirements for the psychology minor.
The Psychology Department is proud to release a Handbook for Psychology majors and minors. We hope it will answer many questions that students typically have. Click here to download the most recent copy.