psychology-minor

This minor may only be completed by students admitted to Elementary Education options leading to certification in K-9 or Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence. A minor is not required to complete the K-9 certification program, but students may elect to complete one.

Minors provide a depth of study in a particular area of interest and also inform classroom instruction. The completion of a minor is required to teach middle school in some states and may benefit students particularly interested in teaching at this level.

The Department of Psychology is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students interested in completing a double major in psychology may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the department to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

Upon completion, the subject area of the minor will be posted on the UW-Madison transcript. Students will not receive an additional certification or license in the subject area as was possible prior to fall 2022 program admission.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not offer content licenses in association with the K-9 educator license.

This minor may only be declared by students completing Elementary Education certification in either K-9 or Middle-Childhood-through-Early-Adolescence. The declaration form is located on the School of Education's Undergraduate Admissions page and can be submitted at any time after admission into the program.

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; see Requirements for the Major.

PSYCH 202 Introduction to Psychology3-4
PSYCH 210 Basic Statistics for Psychology3
PSYCH 225 Research Methods4
PSYCH 405 Abnormal Psychology3-4
PSYCH 456 Social Psychology3-4
PSYCH 403 Psychology of Personality3
PSYCH 414 Cognitive Psychology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Behavior
Primates and Us: Insights into Human Biology and Behavior
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