Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Requirements for Psychology Minor

‌The psychology minor consists of six courses:

  • PSYC 101. General Psychology (required)
  • PSYC 304. Statistics (required)
  • At least one of the following courses:Three elective courses in Psychology (see Psychology Minor Checklist‌ or the Psychology Course Matrix
    • PSYC 273. Developmental
    • PSYC 275. Social
    • PSYC 331. Abnormal
    • PSYC 338. Personality

Transferring Courses

Like the major, half of the minor (three courses) can be fulfilled with courses transferred into Loyola. Please consult with your CAS Advisor to ensure that you have received transfer credit for courses taken at other universities.

Substituting Courses

Neither STAT 103 (Fundamentals of Statistics) nor ISOM 241 (Business Statistics) will be accepted as a substitute for PSYC 304 (Statistics). However, if a student has taken another advanced statistics course (e.g., BIOL 335, SOCL 301 STAT 304), he/she may substitute another PSYC course for PSYC 304. A total of six PSYC courses must still be taken to complete the minor.
If you are planning to Take PSYC 306 (Research Methods) for the minor, you must take PSYC 304 (Statistics), no other statistics courses can substitute as a prerequisite for PSYC 306.

Biology Majors and Neuroscience Majors/Minors

Assuming one abides by the university Double Dipping Policy, the following courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of the psychology minor even though they may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the biology major and/or the neuroscience major/minor:
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 202/BIOL 202. Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSYC 240/BIOL 240. Psychology and Biology of Perception
  • PSYC 250: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 279: Judgment and Decision-Making
  • PSYC 304: Statistics
  • PSYC 306: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 311/BIOL 313. Lab in Psychobiology
  • PSYC 314: Lab in Experimental Psychology - Cognition
  • PSYC 369/370 Honors
  • PSYC 382/BIOL 284. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 387: Seminar in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 397: Independent Research

To Add the Minor

To add/change/drop your minor(s), please log into LOCUS and select "Change Major/Minor" within your Academics tab in your Student Center. View instructions here.