Psychology, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N800

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Psychology.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Psychology, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.

Neither Independent Study courses (e.g., PSY 3990, PSY 4990) nor variable credit courses (e.g., PSY 2910, PSY 4910) may be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.

PSY 1113Elements of Psychology3
Choose 6 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Psychology at the lower-division level6
Choose 9 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Psychology at the upper-division level9
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.