University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Minor in Psychological Science

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Preparation for a particular career comes with the courses you choose to take, not the degree that you earn. For example, students routinely enter medical school having earned a B.A. degree and having taken courses in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Similarly, students frequently earn a B.S. degree having also taken a large number of courses in the social sciences or humanities.

Note that you MUST fulfill both the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the specific requirements of the minor in Psychological Science.

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Requirements for the Minor in Psychological Science (minimum 18 credits)

All of these
  • PSYC 001  General Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 109  Principles of Psychological Methodology and Research (Spring only, 3 credits)
  • (Note: SOC 100  (Fundamentals of Social Research) may be substituted for PSYC 109)
Three of these
  • PSYC 104  Learning, Cognition and Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSYC 119  History of Psychology (3 credits: will not be offered through 2013-2014)
  • PSYC 121  Biopsychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 130  Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 152  Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 161  Developmental Psychology: Childhood (3 credits)
One psychology course at the 200-level


The psychological science minor is only available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students outside of this college who require psychology courses to pursue their graduate school or career goals can contact the Psychological Science Chair, Professor William Falls, to request overrides for entrance into these courses. Decisions regarding these requests will occur on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the instructor of the requested course(s).

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