Psychology Minor Program (PC26)

Minimum Criteria

  • A grade-point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in your psychology minor is required for graduation.
  • The psychology minor consists of seven 4-unit Psychology courses numbered PSYC 1 - PSYC 193 (total of 28 units). 
  • A minimum of 5 courses (20 units) must be upper division.
  • At least four upper division courses must to be taken at UC San Diego for a letter grade.
  • If PSYC 60 (Statistics) is chosen as one of the lower division courses, it must be taken for a letter grade.

Guidelines for Minor Application

  • To declare or change your minor, use the online minor tool on Tritonlink.
  • You are not required to finish your minor as declared; you are only demonstrating your basic knowledge of minor requirements and will not be held to the classes listed.
  • When completing the psychology minor application, be sure to list exactly 7 courses (and only 7) or else your application will be denied.
  • The following courses may each count for one (P/NP) course toward your minor requirements. Courses must be at least 4 units.

Course Distribution Options

The Psychology Minor needs to be completed using one of the course distribtuions from the list below. Students may choose which distribution they wish to complete.

  • 2 lower division, 5 upper division psychology courses
  • 1 lower division, 6 upper division psychology courses
  • 7 upper division psychology courses

Example: 2LD / 5UD Minor application

This is an example of a Psychology Minor application using 2 LD and 5 UD courses. Note: Your application may look different, this is just an example.

Minor 2LD 5UD example

List any lower division courses not yet completed as such:

  • Subject code: PSYC
  • Course No: LD
  • Title: Psychology Elective
  • Institution: UCSD
  • Units: 4.00

Example: 1LD / 6UD Minor application

This is an example of a Psychology Minor application using 1 LD and 6 UD courses. Note: Your application may look different, this is just an example.

Minor 1LD 6UD Example

List any lower division courses not yet completed as such:

  • Subject code: PSYC
  • Course No: LD
  • Title: Psychology Elective
  • Institution: UCSD
  • Units: 4.00

List any upper division courses not yet completed as such:

  • Subject code: PSYC
  • Course No: UD
  • Title: Psychology Elective
  • Institution: UCSD
  • Units: 4.00

Example: 7 UD Minor application

This is an example of a Psychology Minor application using 7 UD courses. Note: Your application may look different, this is just an example.

Minor 7UD courses application example

List any upper division courses not yet completed as such:

  • Subject code: PSYC
  • Course No: N/A
  • Title: Not Using LD Courses for the Minor
  • Institution: UCSD
  • Units: 4.00

Courses taken outside of UC San Diego

  • Submit your psychology minor application as though you do not have classes from other institutions. Submit your course petition(s) to the department ASAP. Keep in mind that if you submit a minor application listing a class taken elsewhere and have not yet petitioned it, your application will be denied.

Processing time for pscyhology minor applications is 7-14 business days from the date you submit your application.

Applicants will be notified of any errors through the Virtual Advising Center. All students can check their status on TritonLink under the major/minor tool.

A complete list of courses is located on the courses page.

Quick Links

Psychology Minor [PDF]

To declare or change a major or minor, login to MyTritonLink.