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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Psychology?

Adding a Minor in Psychology is a great way to enhance any degree. No matter your career, learning skills to understand what motivates human behavior and how the brain responds to stimuli is beneficial for your personal and professional life.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Psychology will take the following courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology

Students must also complete 6 hours of upper-division psychology courses, and select 2 of the following courses:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.
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Interested in Majoring in Psychology?

UTSA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology! Visit our major page to further explore this field and see if this program is the right fit for you.

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