We offer both a Psychology minor and a Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience minor


Minor in Psychology 

Minor requirements:

  • At least 15 hours of psychology (grades of C or better), including:
    • PSYC 1000, Introduction to Psychology I
    • PSYC 1005, Introduction to Psychology II
    • ONE of the following TWO courses:
      • ​​​PSYC 3222, Principles of Learning and Behavior 
      • PSYC 3144, Human Cognition
    • ONE of the following THREE courses:
      • ​​​PSYC 3205, Human Development I: Child Development 
      • PSYC 3305, Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 3415, Experimental Social Psychology
    • One additional 3 credit course in Psychology
  • At least 6 of the 15 hours above must be upper division credit hours taught by UCD faculty.
  • Because the minor is optional, there are no substitutions to these requirements.
  • For a course to count for the minor, students must earn at least a C-.  In addition, students must maintain a 2.99 average in their Psychology courses

Minor in Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience (BCNS)

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 15 PSYC credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum combined GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied toward minor requirements.
  4. Students must complete all minor courses taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C- (1.7). Students cannot complete minor course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 9 PSYC credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. To fulfill this minor, a non-Psychology major must successfully complete a total of 5 courses, including PSYC 1000, 2220 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 upper division 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.
  2. Students can take both PSYC 4054 Behavioral Neuroscience and BIOL 4165, but only one can count toward this minor.
  3. Students must complete 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Take all of the following courses:

Take one of the following Cognitive Neuroscience courses:

Take one of the following Behavioral Neuroscience courses:

Take one additional course from either the Cognitive Neuroscience or Behavioral Neuroscience lists above.