We offer both a Psychology minor and a Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience minor
Minor in Psychology
- 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)
- 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 achieve a minimum combined GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied toward minor requirements.
- 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.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 PSYC credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- 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.
- Students can take both PSYC 4054 Behavioral Neuroscience and BIOL 4165, but only one can count toward this minor.
- 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:
- PSYC 3144 - Human Cognition
- PSYC 3205 - Human Development I: Child Psychology
- PSYC 3222 - Principles of Learning and Behavior
- PSYC 3305 - Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 3810 - Neuropsychology
Take one of the following Behavioral Neuroscience courses:
- PSYC 3104 - Behavioral Genetics
- PSYC 3254 - Introduction to Animal Behavior
- PSYC 3262 - Health Psychology
- PSYC 3263 - Hormones and Behavior
- PSYC 3264 - Exercise, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3265 - Drugs, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3724 - Developmental Psychobiology
- PSYC 3822 - Aging, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3832 - Neural Basis of Learning
- PSYC 4054 - Behavioral Neuroscience
- PSYC 4164 - Psychology of Perception
- BIOL 4165 - Neurobiology
Take one additional course from either the Cognitive Neuroscience or Behavioral Neuroscience lists above.