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Minor in Psychology


The psychology minor requires at least 15 credits in PSYCH courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive a grade of "C-" or better in all courses required for the minor.  Grades of "D+" or below will not be accepted.  S/U graded courses will not be accepted except for approved study abroad coursework. A total of 9 hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward the minor. Note: Psych 1000 AP credit is not considered to be transfer credit. Students can count applicable psychology minor coursework to meet general education foundation requirements. Waiting lists for all closed undergraduate psychology courses begin on the Monday before classes begin.  Priority is given to graduating students, including psychology minors.

PSYCH 1000General Psychology3
Two PSYCH courses (3 hours each) numbered at least 2000 level or above. Courses may be online or on-campus or non-regularly scheduled. Non-regularly scheduled courses include Internships (PSYCH 4940), Special Problems (PSYCH 2950 and PSYCH 4950), and Special Readings (PSYCH 4960). 6
Two PSYCH courses (3 hours each) numbered 3000 or 4000 level, excluding Internships (PSYCH 4940), Special Problems (PSYCH 4950), and Special Readings (PSYCH 4960).6
Total Credits15

A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree – minors cannot be claimed after graduation.  Once a psychology minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a second undergraduate major in psychology.  Students cannot earn a major and a minor in psychology.

Contact Information

Contact the Psychology Advising Office for more information (573-884-3811).