Psychology is a science that provides critical insights into human behavior. Psychologists investigate how behavior is modified in the face of psychiatric disorders or disease and how the brain gives rise to the rich tapestry of behaviors that govern our day-to-day experiences.

The minor in Psychology can be completed entirely on-line if that is desired.

Psychology students at UWM have a distinct advantage – they can participate in research as undergraduates, sometimes even as soon as freshman year. In psychology labs, students work directly with faculty and graduate students on their current research projects, and sometimes contribute as co-authors to peer-reviewed presentations or publications.

Declaring the Minor

To be accepted as a minor in psychology, students must have completed PSYCH 101.


The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

The undergraduate minor consists of 18 credits in psychology, at least 9 of them at the advanced level (300 or above) taken in residence at UWM, including the following core courses:

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Conditioning and Learning
Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives
Physiological Psychology
Child Psychology
Select any four additional psychology courses, at least three of which must be at the 300 level or above12
Total Credits18

Please note: If you are considering a potential major in Psychology, it is recommended highly that you take PSYCH 210 and PSYCH 325 as these are required for the major.