How to Minor in Psychology
The minor in Psychology is available to any non-Psychology major. Please visit the Psychology Peer Advising office (PSY 206) for an application and procedures. Applicants must turn in completed applications to Peer Advising. Applications will take approximately 1 to 2 weeks to process.
Requirements for the Psychology Minor
A minimum of 23 units is required.
To Declare Psychology as a Minor:
ALL FOUR of your GPAs (Overall, CSULB, Psychology, and other major GPA) to be at least a 2.5.
Plus a grade of C or better in:
PSY 100 – General Psychology
PSY 210 – Intro Statistics*
PSY 220 – Psychology Research Methods**
. . . or their equivalents
*Yes we accept SOC 250, HDEV 250, and CLA 250 for PSY 210. We do NOT accept Stat or Math 108.
**We do not accept any other research methods courses at CSULB, students need to take PSY 220 or a community college equivalent (found on assist.org).
-When applying to the Psychology major (or minor) please attach your Academic Requirements report from MyCSULB to the application. When submitting Academic Requirements report, be sure to run a “what-if” report for the Psychology BA or Psychology Minor. Then be sure to click “Expand All” before printing. Please HIGHLIGHT your GPA(s) and PSY 100, 210, and 220. Please do not submit your transcript – only the academic requirements report.
-All Degree Objectives must be completed by 144 total units, students adding or changing majors/minors after 90 units may need to complete additional paperwork.
To Graduate with a Minor in Psychology you will need:
Fourteen Lower Division units from -
- Psychology 100 – General Psychology
- Psychology 210 – Introductory Statistics
- Psychology 220 – Research Methods
- Psychology 241 – Psychobiology
Nine upper division Psychology units including -
- one course from PSY 331, 332, 333, 336, 340, 341 or 342;
- one course from PSY 351, 356, 361 or 365;
- one additional upper division Psychology course
Download an admissions application – applications must be submitted to the Psychology Peer Advising Office in PSY 206