department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Minor in Psychology


The minor in Psychology is very straightforward and consistent with the university standards as presented in the University Bulletin. Minor requirements for psychology are met by:

  • Completing (18 or more) credits in psychology courses.
  • Quality point average in the psychology courses must be at least a 2.0.
  • 12 of the 18 credits must be in courses numbered 200 or above.
  • Courses for your minor cannot be taken pass fail or S/U.
  • At least half of the psychology credits (three courses) used for the minor must have been taken at URI.
  • General education requirements may be used for the minor, but no course may be used for both the major and minor field of study.
  • If your catalog year is Fall 2003 or later, these credits must include General Psychology (Psy113).
  • For catalog years Fall 2003 or later, experiential courses for which letter grades are given (that is, Psy305, 473, 488 and Psy489) can count toward the minor, but only up to 3 credits.

The psychology courses you take as your minor are up to you, but should be selected to satisfy your curiosity about an area of psychology or to compliment your major.

Psychology Courses Related to Your Interests

Steps to Take

To declare a minor in Psychology, you must have the approval of the Psychology chairperson and the dean. Application for the minor must be filed in the academic dean’s office no later than the beginning of your final semester or term.

  1. Download and complete the Minor Fields of Study Form.
  2. Drop off the form in the Department of Psychology office in Chafee 306.
  3. The Department Chair will review your courses and sign your form if you have met the requirements.
  4. You can pick it up, usually the next day. If approved, you will then turn the form in to Enrollment Services and the minor is listed on the transcript, pending satisfactory completion of the final course(s).

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