Studies in psychology introduce students to contemporary understandings of how organisms perceive, learn, think and interact with one another, how they develop, how they are motivated and how, individually and as members of species, they may be compared with one another. Psychology at Penn is a diverse discipline, with topics ranging from neuroscience to psychopathology.
The Minor in Psychology consists of six courses. It is intended to give the student a broad base in Psychology without the commitment to the full course load of the major. The requirements are therefore comparable to those of the major in type but reduced in number. At least three of the six required course units must be taken at Penn. In addition, students minoring in psychology must have a minimum of 3 PSYC courses that they count only towards the minor and not towards any other major or minor.
|Minor Requirements 1|
|PSYC 0001||Introduction to Experimental Psychology||1|
|Select 1 course in each category:|
|I. Biological Basis of Behavior:||1|
|Introduction to Brain and Behavior|
or PSYC 1212
|Physiology of Motivated Behavior|
or PSYC 1230
|II. Cognitive Basis of Behavior:||1|
or PSYC 1310
|Language and Thought|
or PSYC 1777
|Introduction to Developmental Psychology|
|III. Individual & Group Bases of Behavior||1|
|Personality and Individual Differences|
or PSYC 1462
or PSYC 1440
|Additional Psychology Course 1||1|
|Select one of the following approved courses:||1|
|Introductory Business Statistics|
|Introductory Statistics (day or summer only)|
|Statistics for Biologists|
|Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data|
|Statistics for Economists|
|Statistics for Research and Measurement|
|Total Course Units||6|
Required: A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor upon graduation.
Any course where PSYC 0001 is a prerequisite.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.