Psychology (Minor)

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The minor in psychology provides the opportunity to study the scientific nature of the behavior and mental processes of individuals and groups.

The minor program in psychology provides students the opportunity to study the scientific nature of the behavior and mental processes of individuals and groups.

The study of psychology includes basic and applied courses in the subfields of clinical, developmental, organizational, cross-cultural and social psychology, cognitive systems and behavioral neuroscience, and this program emphasizes the development of wide-ranging skills in critical thinking and reasoning, quantitative and qualitative research methods, working collaboratively on teams and presentation of information in oral and written form.

The psychology minor prepares students for more advanced study in psychology at the graduate level, in either graduate or professional schools.

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Psychology (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in psychology consists of 22 credit hours (a minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper division). A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A maximum of three credit hours of research (PSY 399 Supervised Research and PSY 499 Individualized Instruction) may be used to fulfill minor requirements. PSY 484 Internship may be taken for elective credit only. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Foundations of Psychological Science -- 10 credit hours
Social/Developmental Core (select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Neuroscience Core
Neuroscience Core Group 1 (select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Neuroscience Core Group 2 (select one course) -- 3 credit hours
Upper Division Psychology Elective Course -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in psychology (including all concentrations)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in psychology is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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