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Psychology Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 42.0101 Psychology, General)

Department of Psychology

283 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4110

Peter Q. Pfordresher

Micheal L. Dent
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Christa M. Greenberg
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies / Senior Academic Advisor

Wendy J. Quinton
Director, Psychology Honors Program

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Psychology Minor Program

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.000 in psychology courses is required for good standing in the minor and for graduation
  • Minors whose GPA in psychology courses falls below 2.000 during any semester are automatically placed on probation
  • Minors whose GPA remains below 2.000 in consecutive semesters are dismissed from the minor

Academic Advice

  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics and PSY 350 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology are recommended for students contemplating advanced training in behavioral research, inside and outside psychology
  • Students are encouraged to take PSY 199 or PSY 198 UB Seminar and PSY 300 Communicating for the Psychological Sciences, but these UB Curriculum courses do not count toward the minor
  • 400-level courses are open only to psychology majors

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer students who bring psychology coursework to UB must meet the same acceptance criteria as students who start at UB.
  • Students may transfer coursework required for admission into the minor, as well as additional psychology coursework. However, courses taken in statistics and research methods, as well as upper-level psychology courses, must be evaluated and approved by the department.
  • Access previous articulated coursework from many schools at UB Taurus.
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that students can take before transferring which will apply to the minor at UB and ensure timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this minor can be found on the SUNY website.
  • Students should contact their academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 3 upper-level (300-level) psychology courses must be taken at UB.

Prerequisite Courses

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses

Five additional PSY courses distributed as follows:

  • Three 300-level courses from different substantive areas (i.e., one course must be completed in at least three of the following four substantive areas listed:
      • PSY 331 Social Psychology
      • PSY 332 Social Conflict and Its Resolution
      • PSY 333 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
      • PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology
      • PSY 342 Introduction to Cognitive Science: Concepts of the Mind
      • PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception
      • PSY 347 Psychology of Learning
  • Two additional courses from the following list:
    • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
    • Any other 300-level class

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Psychology Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Oct 19, 2021 16:01:20