Psychology Minor

Minor - Psychology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21


Summary

Lower-Division Core Requirements

6

Minor Electives

12

Subcategory 1

Subcategory 2

Subcategory 3

Additional Electives

3

Teaching Psychology Track

Total Hours

21


Lower-Division Core Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

PSYX 120

Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Minor Electives

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

Subcategory 1

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PSYX 330

Child Development

PSYX 360

Social Psychology

PSYX 385

Psychology of Personality

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 2

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Subcategory 3

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Additional Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete an additional Psychology elective to achieve 21 credits.

3

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

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.