Minors

Students wishing to enrich their college experience can choose to add a minor.  The Psychological Sciences major includes plenty of room for students to add a minor or two to their degree!

Below is a list of the most common minors that pair well with the Psychological Sciences.

Minor

  • Anthropology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Crime and Justice
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Sociology
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 

Chat with an advisor to determine which minor would make sense for you!

Ready to declare your minor?  Most CLAS minors can be added on ppc.uconn.edu

 

Psychological Sciences Minor

Requirements:

A minimum total of 15 upper-level PSYC credits, including:

  • One course from Area I
  • One course from Area II
  • Three other 2000-level or higher PSYC courses from any area

Restrictions:

  • PSYC 1100 and 1101/1103 are not explicitly required for the minor, but are pre-requisites for nearly every upper-level PSYC course
  • No more than a combined total of 3 credits of PSYC 3889 or 3899 can be used
  • PSYC 3880, Field Experience, cannot be used
  • Student must earn a C or better in each course
  • Substitutions are not possible for required courses in the minor
  • Students can only use 3 credits of transfer Psych courses towards satisfying the minor requirements
    • NOTE: Transfer Psych courses will not pull into the Advisement Report on Student Admin, but will count towards the minor
    • This rule went into effect starting with students who declared the Psych minor Fall 2019 or later.

 

Click here to view Psychological Sciences Minor Plan of Study.

Advising:

Students pursuing the Psychological Sciences minor are not assigned an Academic Advisor in Psychological Sciences, however, students are welcome to speak with Jess Groves or a Peer Advisor in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office.

OLD Neuroscience Minor – Before Fall 2020

**Students who have declared the Neuroscience minor before Fall 2020 can remain with the old requirements or switch to the new minor requirements.  Students who wish to remain on the old requirements, may still take courses that have been approved for the new minor requirements to satisfy the old minor requirement areas.**

Requirements:

  • A minimum total of 15 upper-level PSYC credits, including:
  • PSYC 2200 - Physiological Psychology
  • PNB 3251 - Biology of the Brain
  • One laboratory course from the approved list
  • At least six additional credits from the approved list

Restrictions:

  • No more than a combined total of 3 credits of PSYC 3889, 3899, or PNB 3299 can be used (must be Neuroscience related and approved by Dr. John Salamone.)
  • Student must earn a C or better in each course
  • Substitutions are not possible for required courses in the minor
  • Students can only use a maximum of 3 credits of transfer Psych courses towards satisfying the minor requirements
    • NOTE: Transfer Psych courses will not pull into the Advisement Report on Student Admin, but will count towards the minor

Important Notes:

  • Psych labs are issued via permission number only. This permission number system is centralized on the Undergrad Psych website.  Students wishing to take a Psych lab MUST fill out the request form in order to get a lab.  Students can find the form here.
  • Many of the courses listed here have pre-requisites, which must be completed prior to enrolling. Be sure to use the course catalog to view these.
  • PSYC 3889, Undergraduate Research, can be use for the minor with approval from Dr. John Salamone.  Research must be Neuroscience related to be considered for the minor.
  • The PNB 3251 pre-req of a 2000 level PNB course can be waived if a student has taken Psych a neuroscience course PSYC 2200, 2201) with permission of the instructor.

Click here to view Neuroscience Minor Plan of Study.

Advising:

Students pursuing the Neuroscience minor are not assigned an Academic Advisor, however, students are welcome to speak with John Salamone, who serves as an advisor for the minor and approves the minor final plans of study.  Students can also speak with Jess Groves or a Peer Advisor in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office.

NEW Neuroscience Minor – Starting Fall 2020

**Students who have declared the Neuroscience minor before Fall 2020 can remain with the old requirements or switch to the new minor requirements.  Students who wish to remain on the old requirements, may still take courses that have been approved for the new minor requirements to satisfy the old minor requirement areas. Students who declare the Neuroscience minor during or after Fall 2020 must follow the new requirements, listed below.**

Requirements:

  • A minimum total of 15 2000+ level credits, including:
  • PSYC 2200, Physiological Psychology OR PNB 3251, Biology of the Brain
  • One laboratory course from the approved list
  • At least nine additional credits from the approved list
  • 5 credits in each Psych and PNB (of the PSYC and PNB courses that are listed as part of the minor)

Restrictions:

  • No more than a combined total of 3 credits of PSYC 3889, 3899, or PNB 3299 can be used (must be Neuroscience related and approved by Dr. John Salamone.)
  • Student must earn a C or better in each course
  • Substitutions are not possible for required courses in the minor
  • Students can only use a maximum of 3 credits of transfer Psych courses towards satisfying the minor requirements
    • NOTE: Transfer Psych courses will not pull into the Advisement Report on Student Admin, but will count towards the minor
  • A maximum of 6 credits can overlap between the minor and the major.

Important Notes:

  • Psych labs are issued via permission number only. This permission number system is centralized on the Undergrad Psych website.  Students wishing to take a Psych lab MUST fill out the request form in order to get a lab.  Students can find the form here.
  • Many of the courses listed here have pre-requisites, which must be completed prior to enrolling. Be sure to use the course catalog to view these.
  • PSYC 3889, Undergraduate Research, can be use for the minor with approval from Dr. John Salamone.  Research must be Neuroscience related to be considered for the minor.
  • The PNB 3251 pre-req of a 2000 level PNB course can be waived if a student has taken Psych a neuroscience course PSYC 2200, 2201) with permission of the instructor.

 

Click here to view Neuroscience Minor Plan of Study.

Advising:

Students pursuing the Neuroscience minor are not assigned an Academic Advisor, however, students are welcome to speak with John Salamone, who serves as an advisor for the minor and approves the minor final plans of study.  Students can also speak with Jess Groves or a Peer Advisor in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office.

Cognitive Science Minor

Requirements:

A minimum total of 15 upper-level credits, including:

  • COGS 2201 - Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • Four courses from areas A-F (at least three areas must be taken)

Restrictions:

  • Student must earn a C or better in each course
  • A maximum of 3 credits of transfer credits can be applied to the minor
  • No more than 2 courses may be counted from any one department
  • All pre-requisites for minor courses must be completed
  • Substitutions are not possible for required courses in the minor
  • Students can only use 3 credits of transfer Psych courses towards satisfying the minor requirements
  • NOTE: Transfer Psych courses will not pull into the Advisement Report on Student Admin, but will count towards the minor

 

Click here to view Cognitive Science Minor Plan of Study.

Advising:

Students pursuing the Cognitive Science minor are not assigned an Academic Advisor, however, students are welcome to speak with William Snyder, who serves as the minor advisor and approves the minor final plans of study.  Students can also speak with Jess Groves or a Peer Advisor in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office.

Crime & Justice Minor

Requirements:

A minimum total of 18 upper-level credits, including:

Restrictions:

  • Student must earn a C or better in each course
  • All minor course pre-requisites must be completed
  • A maximum of six credits can be part of the major
  • Substitutions are not possible for required courses in the minor
  • Students can only use 3 credits of transfer Psych courses towards satisfying the minor requirements
    • NOTE: Transfer Psych courses will not pull into the Advisement Report on Student Admin, but will count towards the minor

 

Click here to view Crime and Justice Minor Plan of Study.

Advising:

The Crime and Justice minor is offered by the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program.  More information can be found on their website here.  However, Psychological Sciences students pursuing the Crime and Justice minor are welcome to speak with Jess Groves or a Peer Advisor in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office.

Cancel My Minor

Students wishing to cancel their minor need only to fill out the Minor Cancellation form and turn it in to the Registrar's office.