Psychology Minor

Minor - Psychology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020


Summary

Lower-Division Core Requirements6
Minor Electives12
Subcategory 1
Subcategory 2
Subcategory 3
Additional Electives3
Teaching Psychology Track
Total Hours21

Lower-Division Core Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
PSYX 120Introduction to Psychological Research Methods3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Minor Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories, taking at least 6 upper division credits. 12 total credits required.

Subcategory 1

Complete one of the following courses:3
PSYX 330
Child Development
PSYX 360
Social Psychology
PSYX 385
Psychology of Personality
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 2

Complete one of the following courses:3
PSYX 340
Abnormal Psychology
PSYX 345
Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders
PSYX 376
Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification
PSYX 378
Intro to Clinical Psychology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 3

Complete two of the following courses:6
PSYX 250N
Fund of Biological Psychology
PSYX 270
Fund Psychology of Learning
PSYX 280
Fund of Memory and Cognition
PSYX 352
Comparative Psychology
PSYX 356
Human Neuropsychology
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Additional Elective

Complete an additional Psychology elective to achieve 21 credits.3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Teaching Psychology Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching Psychology Track Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach psychology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.