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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 PSYC credit hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 PSYC credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
If a student is a Psychology major (either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), their PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology I and PSYC 2220 Biological Basis of Behavior courses do not count toward this minor. Psychology majors must instead take 2 substitute courses from the list of eligible courses for this minor to replace 1000 and 2220. Additionally, if a student is a Bachelor of Science Psychology major, the PSYC 4054 Behavioral Neuroscience course does not count toward this minor, nor do the two upper division Psychology elective courses they are using to fulfill their Psychology Department major requirements. As a substitution, for these courses Psychology (B.S.) majors must take an additional 3 courses from either the Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Behavioral Neuroscience category lists.
To fulfill this minor a non-Psychology major must successfully complete a total of 5 courses, including PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology I, PSYC 2220 Biological Basis of Behavior and 3 of the upper division courses from the 2 lists, with at least one course from each of the lists. Psychology majors must complete a total of 5 courses from the two lists with a minimum of 1 from each category. None of the 5 courses used toward the minor can also be used toward their Psychology major requirements.
Students must complete 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
|Take all of the following courses||6|
|PSYC 1000||Introduction to Psychology I||3|
|PSYC 2220||Biological Basis of Behavior||3|
|Take one of the following||3|
|PSYC 3144||Human Cognition||3|
|PSYC 3205||Human Development I: Child Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3222||Principles of Learning and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3305||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|Take one of the following||3|
|PSYC 3254||Introduction to Animal Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3262||Health Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3263||Hormones and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3264||Exercise, Brain and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3265||Drugs, Brain and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3724||Developmental Psychobiology||3|
|PSYC 3822||Aging, Brain and Behavior||3|
|PSYC 3832||Neural Basis of Learning||3|
|PSYC 4054||Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|PSYC 4164||Psychology of Perception||3|
Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience Elective
|Take one additional course from either the Cognitive Neuroscience list or Behavioral Neuroscience list above.||3|
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