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Minor in Psychological Sciences


The Psychological Sciences minor requires at least 15 credit hours in PSYCH courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive a grade of "S" or "C-" or better in all courses required for the minor. Grades of "U" or "D+" or below will not be accepted. A total of 9 hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward the minor. (Note: PSYCH 1000 Advanced Placement test credit is considered MU credit toward the minor and is not considered in the 9 hours of transfer credit.) Students can count applicable psychology minor coursework to meet MU General Education and A&S foundation requirements.  

A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree – minors cannot be claimed after graduation.  Students cannot earn a major and a minor in Psychology. 

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

PSYCH 1000General Psychology3
Six credit hours in PSYCH courses 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
Six credit hours in PSYCH courses numbered at the 3000 or 4000 level, excluding Internships (PSYCH 4940), Special Problems (PSYCH 4950), and Special Readings (PSYCH 4960).6
Total Credits15