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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Psychology Major

The psychology major provides students with a broad background in several areas of psychology. These courses are suitable as preparation for graduate study. These courses also provide a varied skill set for students who do not plan on becoming professional psychologists.

The current requirements for students in the 2016-2017 catalogue can be found [PDF] here (109 KiB); other catalogues can be found here.

Psychology majors should pay close attention to prerequisites. The following examples are some of the most common points of confusion about prerequisites:

  • Students will need to take MATH112 or STAT145 to get into PSYC201.
  • PSYCH201 and PSYC211W cannot be taken concurrently; PSYCH201 is a prerequisite for PSYC211W.
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 2.7 to register for PSYC211W. Students who do not meet this requirement can request an override by meeting the requirements on [PDF] this form (201 KiB) and handing a completed copy into the psychology office.
  • Students can request a one-semester waiver of requirements for upper-division (300-400 level) courses. Use [PDF] this form (200 KiB) to request a waiver.

The Psychology Minor

Students seeking a psychology minor will need to complete PSYC101 plus 17 additional credits. At least 8 of these credits must be upper-division (300-400) courses. See the [PDF] current catalogue (109 KiB) for details about the minor.

Experimental Certificate

This certificate is intended for students who wish to continue to graduate school after graduation. The experiment certificate will help students build scientific literacy through hands-on research projects and experiences. All courses in this certificate count towards the psychology major. For more information, see [PDF] this document (44 KiB).