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Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Minor in Psychology

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

Requirements

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
    • EDUC-Y 402 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
    • SPEA-K 300 STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES
    • SPH-Q 381 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
  3. Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
    • PSY-P 304 Social Psychology and Individual Differences
    • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-P 318 Foundations of Clinical Science
    • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality
    • PSY-P 320 Social Psychology
    • PSY-P 323 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
    • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation
    • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 330 Perception/Action
    • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences
    • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 338 Psychology of Coaching and Motor Performance
    • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 347 Science of Human Sexuality
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 350 Human Factors/Ergonomics
    • PSY-P 351 Psychobiology, Self, and Society
    • PSY-P 357 Topics in Psychology
    • PSY-P 366 Consumer Psychology
    • PSY-P 375 Intimate Relationships
    • PSY-P 386 Social Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 402 Honors Seminar
    • PSY-P 404 Computer and Statistical Models in Psychology
    • PSY-P 405 Elementary Mathematical Psychology
    • PSY-P 406 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 409 Neural Bases of Sensory Function
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
    • PSY-P 413 Operant and Pavlovian Conditioning
    • PSY-P 416 Evolution and Ecology of Learning
    • PSY-P 417 Animal Behavior
    • PSY-P 421 Laboratory in Social Psychology
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification
    • PSY-P 433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods
    • PSY-P 434 Community Psychology
    • PSY-P 435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition
    • PSY-P 436 Laboratory in Animal Learning and Motivation
    • PSY-P 437 Neurobiology of Addictions
    • PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition
    • PSY-P 440 Topics in Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 441 Neuropsychology of Language
    • PSY-P 442 Infant Development
    • PSY-P 443 Cognitive Development
    • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 446 Group Processes
    • PSY-P 447 Social Influence Processes
    • PSY-P 448 Social Judgment and Person Perception
    • PSY-P 449 Social Psychology of Public Opinion
    • PSY-P 452 Psychology in the Business Environment
    • PSY-P 453 Decision-making and the Brain
    • PSY-P 455 The Role of Psychology in Legal Doctrine
    • PSY-P 456 Reproductive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology
    • PSY-P 459 History and Systems of Psychology
    • PSY-P 460 The Psychology of Women
    • PSY-P 461 Human Memory
    • PSY-P 464 Embodied Cognition and Ecological Psychology
    • PSY-P 466 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
    • PSY-P 467 Diseases of the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 469 Stress Effects on Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 470 Molecular Methods in Neuroscience Research
    • PSY-P 472 Laboratory in Brain Electrical Activity
    • PSY-P 473 Laboratory in Molecular Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 474 Psychology of Adolescent Girls
    • PSY-P 475 Evidence-based Clinical Science
    • PSY-P 478 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
    • PSY-P 480 Psychotherapy: Empirically Supported Treatments
    • PSY-P 482 Biobehavioral Processes in Substance Use Disorders
    • PSY-P 483 Clinical Supervision and Skill Acquisition
    • PSY-P 484 The Science of Moral Judgment
    • PSY-P 499 (with departmental approval)
    • PSY-Y 488 The Science Behind Brain Development and Function
    • 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
    Exclusions

    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)
    • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (PSYTSBA)
    • [Discontinued credential 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.