Minors Guide

Think of your minor as a way to...

  • take the kinds of courses that you want to take
  • strengthen your credentials as you prepare for the job market or graduate education
  • stand out, by highlighting some unique skill or interest that you have

Some recommended minors for psychology majors:

For those who want to strengthen their background in science:
  • Biology
  • Cognate - Choose 24 credit hours from at least 3 of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Sociology. Three courses used to satisfy BGP requirements may apply.
  • Neuroscience
  • Science (available for BS degree only)
For those planning to pursue a career as a counselor or therapist:
For those interested in Developmental Psychology or working with children, families, or seniors in any applied setting:
For those planning to pursue a career in Industrial-Organizational Psychology:
For those who enjoy writing and/or want to further develop their writing skills.

Note: Developing your writing skills will be helpful in ANY career pursuit.

For those interested in gender/sex, race, social class, and/or culture:
For those interested in personal or public health:
Still don't know what to select as a minor?

A minor does not need to be on the recommended list above to be a good minor for you. On the BGSU homepage, search for "list of minors" to see the complete list of all minors that are currently available.

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Consider an Individualized Planned Minor. Work with an advisor to design a minor that reflects a theme that is not currently reflected among existing minors. Guidelines are available in the Psychology Office, Room 206.

Updated: 06/07/2023 01:30PM