Minor in Psychology

To earn a minor in psychology, students must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours, at least 16 of which must be upper-division course work taken at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Four of these hours must be the psychology course PSY 302 Research Methods in Psychology, or its equivalent.

Students who have earned a B-grade or better in lower-division psychology courses, beyond introductory psychology, at another institution may use those courses as the basis for a reduction of up to four credit hours in the total hours required for a minor.

Students who wish to earn a minor in psychology must complete a course curriculum form in which they specify the curriculum they have designed in consultation with their psychology advisers. This minor curriculum design must be specified and on file in the psychology department office prior to enrollment beyond the first psychology course taken at UIS.

Beginning in the fall of 2009, psychology majors and minors must earn a C or better in all psychology courses to use them for completion of degree requirements. If your first term of enrollment at UIS was prior to fall 2009, you are not subject to this requirement. This requirement is triggered by your enrollment at UIS, not your declaration of major, or any other event. Please note: a C- is lower than a C.

Psychology minors who complete CRJ 345: Research Methods in Criminal Justice with a grade of C or better may use that course to waive the PSY 302: Research Methods in Psychology requirement of the minor. This waiver does not reduce the number of hours needed for the Psychology minor. Students are still required to complete 20 hours of upper-level coursework.

Students interested in earning a psychology minor should contact the Psychology Department to make an appointment with a psychology adviser.