The Minor in Clinical and Health Psychology, offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, consists of 21 credits. The minor introduces students to the specialties in psychology that focus on understanding health and illness through the study of the interplay among psychology, biology and environment. This minor is designed for students who do not major in psychology but have interests in psychology, public health and other health-related careers (e.g., nursing, speech therapy). Pre-med students will find this minor helpful in preparing for the MCAT exam, which was modified to include psychology topics.

Students outside of the Psychology major may declare this minor. Psychology majors are not permitted to declare the Clinical and Health Psychology minor but are permitted to take its courses as electives in their major.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


Seven courses are required.

PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 1003Statistics for Psychology3
PSY 1004Critical Thinking in Psychology3
PSY 2201Foundations of Psychopathology3
PSY 2601Foundations of Health Psychology 13
Select two of the following advanced-level courses:6
Advanced Topics in Health Psychology
Social Health Psychology
Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Applications of Health Psychology
Psychological Testing: Measuring IQ, Thoughts, Feelings, and Attitudes
Child Psychopathology and Treatment
Clinical Psychology: Research and Practice
Topics: Clinical
Neuroscience of Development and Aging
Total Credit Hours21

For students in the College of Public Health, SBS 2103 Health Psychology and Human Behavior (formerly HRPR 2103) may be used as a substitution for PSY 2601. All other students should take PSY 2601. Students may only receive credits for one of these two courses.