Psychology Minors

This page lists course requirements for the Psychology Minor and the Psychology Minor for Secondary Teacher Certification. This page reflects the requirements of the minors effective Fall 2013. Previous versions of Psychology minor requirements are presented in the older course catalogues.

The Psychology Minor

The Psychology minor is designed to supplement other majors. After completing the Introduction to Psychology course, students have substantial freedom to explore the many areas of psychology.

The Psychology Minor consists of at least 18 credits, including:
  1. Required Courses: Take all of the following:

    PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 200: Research Methods in Psychology

  2. Core Content: Choose at least one course from each of the following two groups:

    Social Science Core:
    PSYC 260: Introduction to Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 320: Social Psychology
    PSYC 301: Personality Psychology
    PSYC 351: Abnormal Psychology

    Cognitive Science Core:
    PSYC 325: Behavioral Neuroscience
    PSYC 330: Perception
    PSYC 331: Cognitive Psychology
    PSYC 375: Learning

  3. Elective Courses: Take six additional elective Psychology credits, which may include couses listed above, not already used. [No more than 6 credits of 200-level courses will count toward these electives.]

The Psychology Minor for Secondary Teacher Certification

This version of the minor is specifically tailored for students who wish to obtain certification in secondary education. It provides a reasonably broad and deep summary of psychology, meeting Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction guidelines along the way.

The Psychology Minor for Secondary Teacher Certification consists of at least 25 credits, including:
  1. Required Courses: Take all of the following:

    PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 200: Research Methods in Psychology
    PSYC 300: Statistics for Psychologists
    PSYC 351: Abnormal Psychology

  2. Core Content: Choose at least one course from each of the following four domains:

    Developmental and Social Domain:
    PSYC 260: Introduction to Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 320: Social Psychology

    Individual Variation Domain:
    PSYC 301: Personality Psychology
    PSYC 351: Abnormal Psychology

    Biopsychological Domain:
    PSYC 325: Behavioral Neuroscience
    PSYC 330: Perception

    Cognition and Learning Domain:
    PSYC 331: Cognitive Psychology
    PSYC 375: Learning

  3. Elective Courses: If 351 was used to satisfy the core content requirement above, then three additional elective psychology credits (which may include courses from any of the domains above, not already used) are required to reach the 25 credit minimum.


Note: The School of Education requires a Grade Point Average of at least 2.75 in the major and minor fields for admission to student teaching and 3.00 for teaching internship.​