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The Minor

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Minor in Psychology

The minor in psychology should be tailored to each student's individual needs. The Psychology minor is suitable for students who intend to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields including business, medicine, law, political science, and education. Students should work with their major advisor to determine the Psychology courses that best fit their interests and career goals.

Minor Questions?? E-mail: psych-advising@illinois.edu

Department website: http://www.psychology.illinois.edu

Major/Minor Information Meetings

Psychology Advising Office offers weekly "Major/Minor Information Meetings" throughout the semester. During these meetings, an academic advisor will provide an overview of the minor and answer any questions.

information buttonSign up for a Major/Minor Information Meeting

Declaring the Minor

Minors may be declared at any time during the semester. No registration priority is given to declared minors for restricted courses.
Just follow these three steps:

1) Obtain the Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor form [also available in printed form in Room 12 Psychology]

2) Obtain departmental approval by visiting the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office, Room 12 Psychology Building - Mon (1:00 - 5:00); Tues - Friday (9:00 - 5:00) or by attending a "Major/Minor Information Meeting".

3) Take completed form to your college office - the minor will appear on your DARS shortly thereafter

Course Requirements (minimum 18 hrs of "PSYC" credit)

Introductory Psychology Course (3-4 hrs) *see note 1 below [AP or dual credit accepted]
PSYC 100 Intro Psych
PSYC 103 Intro Experimental Psych
PSYC 105 Psych Introduction
Introductory Statistics Course (3 hrs) *see note 2 below
PSYC 235 Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Biological/Cognitive Psychology Course (3 hrs)

Select one from the following:

PSYC 204

Intro to Brain and Cognition

PSYC 224

Cognitive Psych

PSYC 210

Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC 230

Perception & Sensory Processes

PSYC 220

Images of Mind

PSYC 248

Learning and Memory

Clinical/Community/Developmental/Social/Personality Course (3 hrs)

Select one from the following:

PSYC 201

Intro to Social Psych

PSYC 239

Community Psych

PSYC 207

Prejudice & Discrimination

PSYC 245

Industrial Org Psych

PSYC 216

Child Psych

PSYC 250

Psych of Personality

PSYC 238

Psychopathol/Problems in Living

   
Advanced Level (300- or 400-level) Psychology Courses (6 hrs)

Select two 300- or 400- level Psychology courses

Total Hours

18-19

 

The Psychology Minor requires 18 hours of Psychology courses.

Warnings:

Excluded Courses: PSYC 290, PSYC 340, PSYC 341, PSYC 398, PSYC 492, PSYC 494, PSYC 495PSYC 498, and PSYC 499 credit hours cannot be counted toward the minor requirement.

Advanced Hours: All minors require six (6) hours of advanced (300- or 400-level) level courses that are not used in any other major or minor. Be aware of minors that share PSYC courses:

Adult Development; African-American Studies; Global Markets and Society; Informatics; Integrative Biology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; and Sociology.


Notes:

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If using transfer credit for Introductory Psychology, some schools grant only 3 credits for PSYC 100.

2

Current equivalent courses include: STAT 100, ECON 202, EPSY 480, PSYC 301, and SOC 485. Contact the Psychology Advising Office to consult on other equivalents. Students who do not take PSYC 235 or PSYC 301 to satisfy their statistics requirement will need to take an additional Psychology course to meet the minimum of 18 hours of Psychology courses.

 


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