psychology-minor

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of Psychology is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the department to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

Complete a minimum of 26 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all psychology minor coursework taken at UW–Madison. Students wishing to complete an additional major in psychology through the College of Letters & Science must also complete supporting coursework in introductory biology (e.g., BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  101 and BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  102).

PSYCH 202 Introduction to Psychology3-4
PSYCH 210 Basic Statistics for Psychology3
PSYCH 225 Research Methods4
PSYCH 405 Abnormal Psychology3-4
PSYCH/​SOC  456 Introductory Social Psychology3-4
PSYCH 403 Psychology of Personality3
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Human Emotions
Cognitive Psychology
History of Psychology
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Behavior
Primates and Us: Insights into Human Biology and Behavior
Behavioral Neuroscience
and Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
Select additional coursework, if necessary, to reach the minimum of 26 credits
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Note: Effective fall 2017, the course number of Abnormal Psychology changed from Psych 509 to Psych 405. The course number of Social Psychology changed from Psych 530 to Psych 456.