Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology Minor

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The minor in Psychology is designed to help prepare students who are pursuing a career that involves working with people and/or understanding people’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The minor provides a foundation in the science of behavior and mental processes and the application of psychological principles to real-world problems.

Required Courses

Subtotal: 3

In addition to this required course, students must take at least one course each from any two of the four Content Areas listed below.

Content Areas

Elective Courses

A minimum of 15 additional semester hours in psychology courses selected in consultation with and approved by a Department of Psychological Sciences advisor.  No more than 9 of these hours may be  PSY 2950   courses, and no more than 6 of these hours may be PSY 4980 - Independent Study and no more than 6 hours may be in  PSY 3970 - Practicum  and no more than 6 hours may be in  PSY 3980 - Internship in Psychology  and/or PSY 4650 - Advanced Internship in Psychology , combined.

Subtotal: 15

Total Hours Required for the Minor: 23


At least 3 courses (9 credit hours) in the minor must be upper division, and 6 of those hours must be taken at MSU Denver. A grade of “D-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. Psychology minors must have an overall GPA of 2.00 to graduate.

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