University Catalog 2023-2024

Psychology (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Psychology Department offers a minor in Psychology to majors in any field except Psychology. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.


Students may declare their intention to complete the Psychology minor by consulting with the contact person listed below. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.


The contact person listed below will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Effective: 8.2016

Contact Person

Dr. Dana Kotter-Gruehn
639 Poe Hall

SIS Code: 16PCM

Plan Requirements

  • No more than 9 hours may be met with transfer credit.
  • Completion of 18 credit hours of coursework with a grade of ‘C-‘ or better.
  • 6 of the 18 hours must be in the foundational courses of psychology and 9 hours in the core courses of psychology.
  • A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
Required Foundational Courses
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 230Introduction to Psychological Research 13
Required Core Courses
Select three of the following:9
Cognitive Processes
Biological Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Required Elective Course
Select any PSY course 23
Total Hours18