Minor Requirements

Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology consists of 18 credits, General Psychology (01:830:101) and five additional courses of 3 or more credits.  Students must receive a grade of C or better in General Psychology and overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all 01:830 courses. 

  • At least three of the six courses must be taken in the Rutgers-New Brunswick psychology program (01:830), and transfers from county or community colleges will be restricted to no more than General Psychology and two additional electives.
  • No more than one of the six required courses may be an experiential course such as fieldwork, internship, or research.
  • No more than two 200-level courses may be applied toward the minor. No college honors courses (non-830 subject index) may count toward this requirement.

Minor in Developmental Psychology

A minor in developmental psychology consists of 18 credits, General Psychology (01:830:101), Principles of Developmental Psychology (01:830:271) and 4 additional courses from the Developmental Psychology Minor electives list. Students must receive a grade of C or better in General Psychology and overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all 01:830 courses.

  • At least three of the six courses must be taken in the Rutgers-New Brunswick psychology program (01:830), and transfers from county or community colleges will be restricted to General Psychology (01:830:101) and Principles of Developmental Psychology (01:830:271)
  • No more than one of the six required courses may be a fieldwork course.

Both minors may be declared on the SAS website or in the office of your college dean. One may not declare both a psychology minor and developmental minor nor declare either minor with a psychology major. The minor in Developmental Psychology falls under the 835 subject code.

Developmental Psychology electives:

  • 01:830:331  Infant and Child Development
  • 01:830:333  Adolescent Development
  • 01:830:335  Adult Development and Aging
  • 01:830:346  Atypical Development in Childhood and Adolescence
  • 01:830:361  Developmental Psychobiology
  • 01:830:394  Community Psychology and Mental Health
  • 01:830:431  Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 01:830:432  Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • 01:830:484  Language Acquisition

Developmental Psychology Experiential Courses (a maximum of 3 credits accepted towards the minor)

  • 01:830:380/381  Fieldwork: Foster Care
  • 01:830:382/383  Fieldwork: Autism
  • 01:830:388/389  Fieldwork: Child Development