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Psychology Minor

The psychology minor introduces students to theoretical concepts, scientific methodologies, and real-world applications in the diverse field of psychology. The minor consists of five courses.

Requirements

Psychology Courses (5 course units)

Beginning in Fall 2021

  • PSY 101 – General Psychology (with a grade of C- or higher)
  • PSY 121 – Methods and Tools (with a grade of C- or higher)
  • One Foundation Course (with a grade of C- or higher)
  • Two Specialized Courses (with a grade of C- or higher; At most one can of these be an ELOPsy course)

For information on Foundation and Specialized courses, review the Psychology program overview and course descriptions. For the list of ELOPsy courses, consult the ELOPsy website.

Note: Some Specialized courses have one or more Foundation courses as prerequisites. We recommend looking at the prerequisites for the Specialized courses you may be interested in taking and planning your Foundation course accordingly. Remember that any additional Foundation courses you take will count toward your free electives.

For students who declared the minor between Fall 2017 – Fall 2021

  • PSY 101 – General Psychology (with a grade of C+ or higher)
  • PSY 121 – Methods and Tools (with a grade of C+ or higher)
  • One Foundation Courses (with a grade of C- or higher in each)
  • Two Specialized Courses (with a grade of C- or higher)

Declare a Psychology Minor

Students are encouraged to declare their Psychology Minor as early as possible. Please follow these steps:

1. Download, complete, and save the Minor Declaration / Drop form.

2. Email the completed form to psycdept@tcnj.edu. The form will be reviewed and sent to R&R for processing.

Due to the very high enrollment of psychology majors, we are unable to provide advising meetings with psychology minors. Questions about declaring the minor can be directed in person to the Psychology main office. Information about applicable courses is available in the Undergraduate Bulletin, and course descriptions are accessible in PAWS. Any remaining questions can be sent via email to the Assistant Chair, Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris (tavlarij@tcnj.edu).

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