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Psychology Major and Minor

Psychology Minor

Degree Requirements

The minor in Psychology is purposely designed to meet the diverse interests of students and therefore does not have course requirements other than PSY 205. The usual rules and regulations are:

  1. Students must complete 18 credit hours of Psychology (PSY) coursework, 12 hours of which must be numbered above 299.
  2. A maximum of 3 hours of transfer credit in Psychology may be applied toward the minor. These courses must be approved by the Director of Curricular Studies based on a syllabus for the course. Syracuse University students planning to take a Psychology course at another college or university are advised to have that course approved for transfer credit prior to enrolling for the course.
  3. Courses taken with the pass/fail option may not be counted toward the minor.

Students should download the Minor Declaration Form as soon as possible after deciding to pursue a minor in Psychology. Consult the Course Catalog for specific minor requirements.

Declaring a Minor

To declare a Minor, please visit 523 or 524 Huntington Hall anytime Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4:30 pm to speak with an advisor.

Minor Declaration Form

Declaring a Major in Psychology

  • Please visit the Important Forms page to download the Major Declaration Form and the BA Degree Checklist form or pick up copies from the Department of Psychology's Allport Undergraduate Advising Suite (523/524Huntington Hall).
  • Fill out the Major Declaration Form.
  • Review the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree checklist to make sure all psychology department requirements are understood.
  • Bring the completed forms to the Allport Undergraduate Advising Suite (523 or 524 Huntington Hall) to be assigned a psychology faculty member as your Major Advisor.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT all forms will need to be approved and processed by your home college before you will be officially considered a psychology major.
  • Consult the Course Catalog for specific requirements for the B.A. or B.S.

Integrated Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience is a 24-credit integrated learning major(ILM) which requires coursework in at least 3 academic departments, as well as courses offered jointly with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Electives reflect the diversity of contemporary neural science. Research tools used vary from behavioral testing to electrophysiology to biomedical imaging to computational and theoretical work.

You can find the description and requirements of this program here. Information about the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group at Syracuse University and its affiliated academic units are found here.

Please contact the ILM Director, the ILM Primary Advisor, or visit the undergraduate advising office if you would like to discuss taking the Neuroscience major.