Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology is available to all non-psychology majors. The minor program provides a foundation in research methods and statistics and allows the student to take upper level courses in various areas of psychology. This minor is valuable for students who wish to have a background in psychology while pursuing other majors and considering graduate school in psychology or related fields. Further information is available on the School's web site.

Program of Study

Required Courses
PSYC 2015Research Methods 14
PSYC 2020Psychological Statistics 24
Electives
Select 15-18 credit hours of electives, at least 12 of which are upper-divison. 315-18
1

If PSYC 2015 is counted as credit toward another program then it cannot be counted
towards the psychology minor. In this case 15 credit hours of Psychology at or above the 3000 level must be taken to complete the psychology minor.

2

If PSYC 2020 is not taken (i.e., because some other statistics class has been allowed to replace it), then 15 credit hours of Psychology at or above the 3000 level must be taken to complete the psychology minor.

3

Select at least 12 credit hours of upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Excluded Courses

Courses to be excluded from the minor include:

PSYC 3031Experimental Analysis of Behavior4
PSYC 4031Applied Experimental Psychology4
All Special Topics Courses
All Special Problems Courses
All Undergraduate Research Courses such as:
PSYC 2699Undergraduate Research1-12
PSYC 4699Undergraduate Research1-12
  • No more than 6 credit hours of Advanced Standing may be included in a minor program.
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
  • All courses used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.
  • The minor will be conferred at the same time the degree is conferred and the degree and minor will be recorded on the student’s transcript. The minor will not appear on the diploma. Minors may not be conferred retroactively upon students who have graduated.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • A course may not be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor or certificate.