Minor in Psychology


A Psychology minor can be a wonderful addition to any degree as it allows you to learn about human emotions, thoughts, and behaviour. The Minor in Psychology complements students' studies in a wide range of disciplines and broadens their career preparation. Students acquire an understanding and application of the basic principles of psychology as well as a background in the scientific methods used to describe, predict, understand, and explain human behaviour. Whether you are in Psychiatric Nursing and interested in psychopathology, in Criminology and interested in forensic psychology, in Education and interested in developmental processes, or in Biology and interested in neuroscience, you can find courses to provide breadth and depth to complement your primary major while providing insight into the understanding of psychology.

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Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Psychology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete the following requirements for the Psychology Minor. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

Psychology courses at the 3000 or 4000 level are accessible to all students who have completed the prerequisites, many of which are included in the Psychology minor. Please refer to specific courses for more detailed information about prerequisites.

1000 and 2000 Level
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes3
PSYC 1200Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications3
PSYC 2300Applied Statistics3
PSYC 2315Brain and Behaviour3
PSYC 2385Cognition3
PSYC 2400Research Methods in Psychology I3
Select at least one of the following:3
Developmental Psychology: Childhood
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
3000 and 4000 Level
Select at least one course from each of the following five core areas:15
Biological Psychology
Drugs and Behaviour
Sensation & Perception
Brain Dysfunction and Recovery
Psychology of Memory
Learning: Theory and Practice
Psychology of Consciousness
Cognitive Ergonomics
Critical Thinking in Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Attitudes and Persuasion
Group Dynamics
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Prejudice
Advanced Personality Theory
Interpersonal Relations
Psychology of Genocide
Culture and Psychology
Clinical and Health Psychology
Advanced Topics in Psychopathology
Clinical Psychology
Health Psychology
Developmental Psychopathology
Total Credits36

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Psychology.

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