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Checklist for the Psychology Minor

A Psychology minor requires completion of 15 semester hours of graded coursework in Psychology with a grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 of those 15 hours must be completed in the Psychology Department at the University of Iowa.  Departmental prerequisite rules apply to students pursuing the minor.  That is, all students must complete Elementary Psychology before any other Psychology course.  All 3000-level courses require the completion of PSY:2701 Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience and PSY:2812 Research Methods and Data Analysis II and the appropriate lower-level elective as prerequisites. 

Students can “declare” a minor on MyUI (Student Information section).  Students must inform the Registrar’s Office of their desire to have a minor listed on their transcript at the time of applying for a degree.

Checklist for the Psychology Minor

 Required Introductory Course

________ PSY:1001  Elementary Psychology   (3 sh)


 Courses that have Elementary Psychology as a prerequisite

                 ________ PSY:2130   Advanced Psychology for Pre-Med Track  (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2301   Introduction to Clinical Psychology     (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2401  Introduction to Developmental Science   (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2501  Introduction to Social Psychology   (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2601  Introduction to Cognitive Psychology   (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2701  Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience  (4 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2811 Research Methods and Data Analysis I   (3 s.h.)

                 ________ PSY:2812 Research Methods and Data Analysis II--also requires completion of PSY:2811   (3 s.h.)

                 ________ PSY:2910  Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 sh)

                 ________ PSY:2930  Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions   (3 sh)

Upper-Level courses

  Most  students pursuing a minor do NOT take upper-level courses because of the many prerequisites.

      All upper-level courses require students to complete the following prerequisite courses. 

  • PSY:1001  Elementary Psychology 
  • PSY:2701  Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • PSY:2812  Research Methods and Data Analysis II
  • At least one of the lower-level electives (Intro to Clinical Psych, Intro to Developmental Science, Intro to Social Psych or Intro to Cognitive Psych)