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Minor in Psychology

The Minor in Psychology provides non-psychology Major students with knowledge and experience that will enhance their understanding of human behaviours and mental processes. The design of the Minor Programme provides students with an overview of a representative array of psychology domains and specialisations. Students are expected to acquire knowledge in major areas in psychology studies.


The Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences coordinates the offering of the Minor in Psychology.


Students whose Major is in any programmes other than BSocSc (Hons) in Psychology and BSocSc (Hons) in Business Psychology may qualify for a Minor in Psychology after successful completion of 15 credits of courses as details below:


Required Course (3 credits)

PSY2101 Introduction to Psychology*


Elective Courses (12 credits)

Any other 4 courses with a course letter code of “PSY” at 2000- to 4000-level.


*Note: This is one of the foundation courses for the BSocSc Programme under the 4-year structure. BSocSc students will be required to take PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood in place of PSY2101.


Details of Minor programmes are placed on the Registry’s website at