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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science
Psychology Minor

New Minor, effective September 1, 2017.

The Psychology minor is intended to meet the needs of students who recognize that an understanding and analysis of psychological processes is an important component of their education. It is deigned to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains in psychology.

Psychology Minor – Specific Requirements

In addition to the BSc program general requirements and the specific requirements of the major, a minor in Psychology involves the completion of 24 credits of core and elective courses.

Core Courses

6 credits
PSYC 289 Psychology as a Natural Science (3)
PSYC 290 General Psychology (3)

Elective Courses

18 credits
Students complete a minimum of 18 credits selected from the discipline of Psychology (PSYC). A minimum of 6 credits must be chosen from the following:
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 402 Biological Psychology (3)
PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology (3)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated August 17 2017 by laurab

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