Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor Requirements


To elect a minor in Psychology a student must complete the following six courses:

  1. PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology
  2. PSYC BC1101 Statistics (lecture and recitation, 4 points))
  3. A PSYC lecture course chosen from Groups 1 and 2 listed for the major (3 or 4 points)
  4. A PSYC laboratory course (1.5 credits).
  5. One PSYC lecture or seminar course of your choice (3 or 4 points)
  6. A second PSYC lecture or seminar course of your choice (3 or 4 points)

Important Notes:

  • At least four of the six courses must be taken at Barnard or Columbia. 
  • If AP credit is used in place of BC1001, another PSYC course must be substituted to complete the six course requirement. 
  • Students cannot receive credit for taking the same class at two institutions. Please refer to a list of Overlapping Courses between Barnard and Columbia.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better). 
  • All other exemptions and substitutions are as noted for the major.

The Minor Declaration form can be obtained from the Registrar's Office upon completing these required courses. The form asks for the signature of the Department Chair, however, the Psychology Departmental Representative can also sign. 


For more information on courses, review the Barnard College Course Catalogue.

Any questions may be directed to the Department Administrator or Departmental Representative.