Pre-Health Social Sciences, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 21

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N795

  • 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 Dodge 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 21 hours of courses, including least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

Required Courses
PSY 1113Elements of Psychology3
PSY 2003Understanding Statistics3
or SOC 3123 Social Statistics
PSY 3203Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 3703Social Psychology3
SOC 1113Introduction to Sociology3
Choose one of the following:3
Capstone Survey of Major Fields in Psychology (Skeptical Thinking in the Social Sciences) 1
Capstone Survey of Major Fields in Psychology (Theories and Measures of the Self) 1
Abnormal Psychology
Selected Topics in Social Psychology (Happiness)
Selected Topics in Social Psychology (Stereotypes and Prejudice)
Psychology of Groups
Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Choose one of the following:3
Anthropology of Human Reproduction
Medical Anthropology
Population and Society
Wealth, Power, and Prestige
SOC 3713
Sociology of Family
Individual and Society
Sociology of Aging
SOC 3873
Total Credit Hours21

These courses require PSY 3114 as a pre-requisite. Only the topics listed are pre-approved.

  • Minors in the Dodge 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.