Psychology Minor Program

The minor Program in Psychology aims to provide the student with a general introduction to the main issues in the science of psychology. Demonstrating the way psychologists study mind and behaviour, the minor program will form the basis for further study in the field. The minor program student must take three fundamental courses in Psychology that require no specialized background. Cognitive Psychology studies the way people know: perception, memory and learning among its main focuses. Social Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour of the individual in a group setting: from families to workplace organisation, people spend a great deal of their lives in the presence of others. Finally, Developmental Psychology investigates the way people develop from birth to old age. In addition to these three courses, minor candidates are expected to attend three elective courses offered by the department. This is an opportunity for students to further deepen their understanding in a particular area, and experience first-hand, contemporary research in psychological science.

If you have any questions or issues please contact Michelle Adams, the minor program coordinator (

Prerequisite Course

Students applying to do a minor degree in Psychology are required to have successfully completed PSYC 100 as part of their major degree or as an additional course. 

Minor Program Rules and Regulations


Please submit your application to the Psychology Department Secretary (Office H-353) or via email to


CodeCourse NameHoursCreditECTS Credit
PSYC 200Cognitive Psychology 337
PSYC 230Social Psychology 336
PSYC 240Developmental Psychology 336
Electives (3) - any PSYC course except PSYC 100 66