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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission to the Major

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/psych/admission.html

Requirements for Admission

Although you can declare a major at any time, in order to graduate with a psychology degree, you must also be admitted to the major.  When you decide to major in psychology, you are required to meet the following criteria before you can be admitted to the major and take 300-400 level classes:

  1. Obtain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
  2. Earn 32 semester credits
  3. Complete PSYC201 (Statistics) with a grade of C- or better

To apply to be admitted to the major, complete[PDF] this admission form (1 MiB) and submit it to  the psychology office in AH23.

Once admitted to the major, you are required to take core courses in Learning & Cognition, Personality/Social, Biological, and Developmental.  A psychology major requires 40 major credits which includes required courses and electives.  This structure ensures that you will receive a solid understanding of the foundational areas of psychology.