Any master’s or doctoral student can declare a minor in Psychology in addition to their major area of study. All minors must be approved by the minor department head and dean of the Graduate School. Students may earn a minor in psychology at the M.A. or Ph.D. level by completing three of the nine core courses (perception, learning, biopsychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive, development, engineering or human performance, history & systems, or social), at least one which must be the basic course from one of our three programs, viz. cognitive, engineering, or social psychology. Students will be required to declare the Psychology minor on a Program of Study and Committee Form for the Master’s and doctoral level. Demonstration of competency in the minor area will be required at both comprehensive and final examinations.
Students will also need to include someone from the Psychology department on their thesis, comprehensive, and/or dissertation committees. Additionally, the representative from the minor department can also serve as the Dean’s Representative on the committee.