Minor in Psychological Sciences Requirements

To receive a minor in Psychological Sciences, an undergraduate student must complete the following coursework:

  • Psychology 1000: General Psychology (3 hours)
  • Four more psychology courses (minimum of 12 hours)
  • At least two of the four courses (at least 6 of the 12 hours) must be 3000 or 4000-level courses. The courses include on-campus AND online 3000 and 4000-level psychology courses EXCEPT for the following: Psych 4940/4950/4960/4976 and 4977.

A minimum of 15 credit hours is required for the Psychological Sciences minor.

A total of 9 hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward the minor. (Note: PSYCH 1000 Advanced Placement test credit is considered MU credit toward the minor and is not considered in the 9 hours of transfer credit.)

To earn the Psychological Sciences minor, students must have at least a 2.00 GPA in the required courses. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the minor. If a student takes a course Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory a Satisfactory grade will be accepted towards the minor. 

Students can count applicable psychology minor coursework to meet general/education foundation requirements.

How To Declare a Minor

To declare a minor in Psychology, visit this link: Declare a minor

  1. Select Minor
  2. For Program, choose Arts and Science
  3. For Minor, choose Psychology
  4. Submit the form, and you will receive confirmation that it’s been added.

A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree - minors cannot be claimed after graduation. Once a psychology minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a second undergraduate major in psychology. Students cannot earn a major and a minor in psychology.


We have a Canvas page with continually-updated information on the psychology major, minor and certificates, and with opportunities for current students.  To self-enroll in the Canvas page click this link.