Minor in Psychology

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Purpose of Minor Module: To provide a grounding in the principles of Psychology for students who are interested in a career in such applied fields as business, education, law, the health sciences, social work, and other related disciplines.  This program is not suitable for students who intend to pursue postgraduate work in Psychology.

FIRST YEAR Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the Minor Program, students must complete 3.0 first-year courses, including 1.0 courses of both Psychology 1002 AND Psychology 1003 (or Psychology 1000) with a final grade of at least 60%.


1.       Psych 1002+1003 (or Psych 1000)

2.       Other Year 1 courses            

3.       Other Year 1 courses            

4.       Other Year 1 courses            

5.       Other Year 1 courses            


Module Requirements:

1.0 courses:  Psychology 2080A/B plus 2990A/B

2.0 courses in Psychology numbered 2000-2099

1.0 courses in Psychology numbered 2000-2999

NOTE:  Psychology Minors who wish to leave open the possibility of switching to a Psychology Major, please keep in mind that Psychology Majors are permitted no more than 1.0 Psychology credits in the 2000-2099 range within the Major module and require, in addition, a 0.5 credit in Data Science 1000 plus another 0.5 first year math credit.  Therefore those students may wish to consider doing 3.0 of the 4.0 Minor module Psychology courses at the 2100 and above level.  Please consult the Academic Calendar for the requirements for a Psychology Major. 

Subsidiary Courses:  11.0 other courses

YEAR 2, 3 and 4


6.       Psych 2080/Psych 2990

7.       Psych 2000-2099

8.       Electives or Other Module

9.       Electives or Other Module

10.     Electives or Other Module


11.   Psych 2000-2099

12.   Psych 2000-2999   

13.   Electives or Other Module

14.   Electives or Other Module

15.   Electives or Other Module


16.   Electives or Other Module

17.   Electives or Other Module

18.   Electives or Other Module

19.   Electives or Other Module

20.   Electives or Other Module

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NOTE: A maximum of 7.0 credits can be at the 1000-level.  That is to say that for a 4-year degree a minimum of 13.0 credits of the minimum of 20.0 total credits MUST be at a Senior level (ie. numbered 2000 or higher). If a student exceeds 7.0 credits at the 1000-level, then they must exceed the 20.0 total credits by the same number of 1000-level credits that they have in excess of 7.0 credits.  For instance, if a student has 8.5 credits at the 1000 level, then they will need a minimum total of 21.5 credits in order to graduate from a 4-year degree (8.5 credits at the 1000 level + 13.0 credits at the Senior level = 21.5 total credits).

Please note that this is the Psychology component of your degree only.  For information on complete degree requirements, please refer to the official Western Academic Calendar.

All degrees require 1.0 Social Science course (A), 1.0 Arts & Humanities course (B), 1.0 Science course (C) and 2.0 essay courses.