The Psychology Minor


Admission to the minor is the same as to the major: students should have good standing in their college, and have passed three or more psychology courses with grades of C+ or better. To apply to the minor, a minor application form may be obtained by downloading it here: minor form. Forms should be completed and emailed to Emma Herbst.

Email the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

General Requirements

  1. A total of 18 credits in psychology (including prerequisites), from which students minoring in psychology are expected to choose a range of courses that covers the basic processes in psychology. First-year Writing Seminars (FWS) or AP courses cannot be counted towards the credit requirements. Students are also encouraged to take independent study or fieldwork (PSYCH 4700 and PSYCH 4710; research conducted under the supervision of a professor). Up to 6 of these credits may be counted towards the minor. No course other than PSYCH 4700 and PSYCH 4710 may be taken S/U.

  2. It is strongly recommended that students take at least one course from each of the following four areas of psychology.

    The following classification of Department of Psychology offerings is intended to help students and their advisors choose courses that will ensure that such breadth is is achieved. List of our current and upcoming courses

    Note: Open to all Cornell University Undergraduates (except for Psych majors and HD majors.)

    With the permission of the advisor, courses in other departments or at other universities (such as through Cornell Abroad) may be accepted toward the minor requirements. Be prepared to produce a syllabus.

  3. Statistics: (Psych 2500) is recommended but not required for minors. Permission to substitute another statistics course must be obtained from the Psychology Department.

Computing in the Arts Minor

A minor in Computing in the Arts with an emphasis on psychology is available both to psychology majors and to students majoring in other subjects. For more information, please see Courses of Study.