Why Minor in Psychology?

A Minor in Psychology will add a strong emphasis to any degree plan at the University of Kansas. Our courses offer real world and practical applications to enhance your major(s) of choice and demonstrate to graduate programs and employers that you bring a unique understanding of statistical and research methodology, critical analysis, and the complexities of human nature.

We invite you to explore our minor further by visiting our department site and meeting with our Psychology Advisor, Elizabeth Barton.

Declaring a Psychology Minor

To declare the psychology minor, you may obtain the "Minor Declaration Form" from Strong 109 and fill it out and then turn into Fraser 426 for processing.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete each of the following:

General Psychology (3)
Satisfied by:
PSYC 104General Psychology3
or PSYC 105 General Psychology, Honors
Psychology Required Electives - Choice Electives (6)
Satisfied by 2 courses chosen from:6
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology, Honors
Child Development
Child Development, Honors
Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology, Honors
Social Psychology
Social Psychology, Honors
Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavior Neuroscience, Honors
Cognitive Neuroscience
Clinical Neuroscience
Clinical Neuroscience, Honors
Psychology Minor Remaining Electives (9)
The remaining elective courses may include any undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Psychology including:9
Independent Study
Research Practicum
Undergraduate Internship in Psychology
A maximum of 3 hours of PSYC 480 or PSYC 481 or PSYC 483, or any combination of these 3 courses totaling 3 hours may count toward the minor.

Psychology Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.