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Psychology Minor Requirements

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete a minimum of 26 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Psychology minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.Students wishing to complete a double major in Psychology through the College of Letters and Science must also complete supporting coursework in introductory biology (e.g., Biology 101 and 102). Students may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the Psychology department. 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 coursework, if necessary, to total 26 credits.