School of Education
Psychology Minor Requirements
The Psychology minor may be completed by students in Secondary Education Social Studies or Elementary Education licensing programs. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Psychology minor course work taken on the UW-Madison campus. The graduation grade point average may be modified by the last 60 credits rule (see Social Studies Education Application and Admission Information).
Secondary Education students may select this minor only if completing a major in another Social Studies certification area. It is not possible to be certified only in a minor area. Interested Secondary Education students must apply and be admitted to the Social Studies program. Admission is limited and competitive. See additional information under the major of choice.
All Secondary students, whether completing their first degree or adding on a teaching minor to a prior certification, should expect to complete a methods course, participate in practicum and student teaching experience, and earn passing scores on a content exam to be recommended for certification. Students wishing to complete a minor must consult with the faculty advisor/program coordinator to discuss its field experience component.
Complete a minimum of 26 credits. Students wishing to complete a double major in Psychology through the College of Letters and Science must complete supporting course work in introductory biology (e.g., Biology 101 and 102). Students may also wish to consult with the Psychology undergraduate advisor, 225 Psychology, 262-2077. Courses are Psychology (Psych) listings unless otherwise indicated.
- 201 OR 202 Introduction to Psychology, 3-4
- 210 Basic Statistics for Psychology, 3
- 225 Experimental Psychology, 5
- 507 Psychology of Personality, 3, OR 522 Psychology of Women, 3
- 509 Abnormal Psychology, 3
- 530 Introductory Social Psychology, 3-4
- Select one from:
- 408 Psychology of Human Emotions, 3
- 409 Psychology of Motivation, 3
- 414 Cognitive Psychology, 3
- 419 Human Information Processing, 3
- 430 History of Psychology, 3
- Select one from:
- 449 Animal Behavior, 3
- 450 Animal Behavior: The Primates, 3
- 454 Behavioral Neuroscience, 3, and 455 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience, 1
- Additional course work, if necessary, to total 26 credits.