Minor in Psychology

The Psychology minor consists of five courses, including the following:

  1. PSYC 10a (Introduction to Psychology)
  2. PSYC 51a (Statistics), or an equivalent course, as listed under item C of Requirements for the Undergraduate Major
  3. PSYC 52a (Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology)
  4. Two elective courses. These electives may be any combination of Group I or Group II courses, or advanced seminars, as listed under sections B and E respectively of Requirements for the Undergraduate Major

All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better, and no course taken pass/fail may be applied towards the minor.

Outside Courses

Only one course taken outside of the Brandeis Department of Psychology may be applied toward the minor, including PSYC 51a equivalent courses. Permissible extra-departmental options include one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course credit, one transfer credit from another university (with prior approval) or one Brandeis cross-listed course.


All declared Psychology minors will be offered a Psychology faculty advisor.