Minor in Psychology

The Minor in Psychology program is designed for students in a non-Psychology Honours (120-credits) degree program who want to complement their major with knowledge about psychology. Students who graduate from this program will have demonstrated knowledge in core and specialized areas of psychology as well as a basic understanding of psychological research.  This program is well suited for students wishing to pursue a secondary interest in psychology to enhance or supplement their primary field of study.

Degree Program Requirements

We have recently made program changes.  Your degree program requirements are often based on your year of entry.  If you started your degree program here at York University in 2017, you will need to satisfy the New Degree Requirements.

If you joined our department prior to 2017, you will typically follow the Previous Degree Requirement (as of Fall 2013; Major credits only).  However, if you (a) changed to the Faculty of Health, (b) changed your degree type (e.g., BSc to BA), or (c) entered the Specialized Honours program in 2017 or later, OR, if you anticipate finishing your degree requirements after the Winter 2021 term, you will follow the New Degree Requirements.  Also, if you entered the university prior to 2013, your degree requirements outside of the major may differ.  Please check your Degree Progress Report, the Academic Calendar from your year of entry, and/or consult with OSAS or the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Psychology if you have any questions.

Psychology Minor Course Requirements (as of Fall 2017)

The Honours Minor program in Psychology comprises at least 30 credits in psychology. These 30 credits must include:

At least three credits chosen from Group 1 (2100 series):

At least three credits chosen from Group 2 (2200 series):

At least six credits in psychology (PSYC) courses at the 3000 level

At least six credits in psychology (PSYC) courses at the 4000 level

Note 1: to be eligible to enroll in 3000-level psychology courses, students must have: at least 54 credits, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 with a minimum grade of C and all additional course prerequisites.

Note 2: to be eligible to enrol in 4000-level psychology courses, students must be enrolled in an Honours program and must have: at least 84 credits, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 with a minimum grade of C and all additional course prerequisites.

Psychology Minor Course Requirements (entry 2007-2016)

The Honours Minor program in Psychology comprises at least 30 (but not more than 42) credits in psychology. These 30 credits must include:

at least six credits in psychology (PSYC) courses at the 4000 level

additional credits from psychology (PSYC) courses for an overall total of at least 30 credits in psychology

Note 1: to be eligible to enroll in 3000-level psychology courses, students must have: at least 54 credits, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 with a minimum grade of C and all additional course prerequisites.

Note 2: to be eligible to enrol in 4000-level psychology courses, students must be enrolled in an Honours program and must have: at least 84 credits, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 with a minimum grade of C and all additional course prerequisites.