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Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Minor in Psychology

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements PSYMIN


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core. One of the following options:
    • Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • Introductory Psychology.
      1. Introductory Psychology I. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
      2. Introductory Psychology II. One (1) course:
        • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II
  2. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • POLS-Y 395 Quantitative Political Analysis
    • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
    • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
    • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business
    • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
  3. Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • Any PSY-C 400–499
    • Any PSY-P 300–399
    • Any PSY-P 400–499 except PSY-P 499
    • PSY-P 499 Honors Thesis Research with departmental approval
    • Any PSY-Y 300–399
    • Any PSY-Y 400–499
    • One instance of the following for at least 3 credit hours:
      • PSY-X 397 Supervised Research I
      • PSY-X 398 Supervised Research II
      • PSY-X 497 Supervised Research III
      • PSY-X 498 Capstone Supervised Research
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the PSY subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

    The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

    • PSY-C 109 Careers Module 1 - Welcome to PBS
    • PSY-C 209 Careers Module 2 - Self Exploration
    • PSY-C 309 Careers Module 3 - Practical High Gear Exploration
    • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
    • PSY-X 150 ASURE Psychological and Brain Sciences Research
    • PSY-X 371 Undergraduate Teaching Internship and Pedagogy Seminar
    • PSY-X 476 Practicum in Psychology

    This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (PSYBA)
    • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychological Science (CLPSYSCIBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychological Science - TSAP Version (CLPSYSTSBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Business Psychology (OBPSYBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Business Psychology - TSAP Version (OBPSYTSBS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (PSYBS)
    • Certificate in Clinical Psychological Science (CLNPSYACRT)
    • Certificate in the Psychology of Business (PSYBUSACRT)
    • [Name unavailable] (PSYTSBA)
    • [Name unavailable] (PSYTSBS)

    Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.