Minor in Psychology

Track your minor progress by filling out the Minor Requirements Worksheet

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The field of psychology is broad and diverse, encompassing areas such as:

  • human learning and memory
  • personality
  • behavior genetics
  • biological psychology
  • counseling
  • abnormal psychology 
  • industrial/organizational psychology
  • social behavior

A minor in psychology is designed to give you a strong foundation in psychological statistics and research methodology.

A minor in psychology allows students to explore their individual interests in psychology, which may be applied in virtually any field of work or help prepare you for a more in-depth study of psychology at the graduate level. In addition to foundational coursework, students will take three PSY courses in:

  • cognitive and brain sciences
  • clinical psychology
  • personality
  • social psychology
  • individual differences
  • quantitative and applied psychology

View full requirements for the Psychology minor.

Declare Your Minor

To declare a psychology minor, please follow the steps listed below. 

  1. Look through the Minor Declaration Presentation (Google Drive)
  2. Take the quiz
  3. Once you finish the quiz, wait for a confirmation email that the Psychology Advising staff has declared your minor. The wait time is about one week.  

Email psyadvis@umn.edu if you have any questions.