Psychology Minor

Chair: Michael Brown, Ph.D.
Office Location: 334 Tolentine Hall
Telephone: 610-519-4722


Psychology is the basic and applied science of mind and behavior. Psychologists use the methods of both natural and social science to advance our knowledge and understanding of thought, emotion, and behavior in humans and other organisms. Psychologists also apply this knowledge to improve the conditions of individuals and society. The Department of Psychological and Brian Sciences offer two majors in psychology, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

MINOR (15 credits)

A minor is open to all students and requires 5 courses and 15 credits.

Program Notes:

  • Courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis cannot be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.
  • No more than two prior approved psychology courses may be taken at another institution (AP courses, transfer courses, courses taken abroad, etc.) and be counted toward the minor.
  • Before declaring the psychology minor, students must have completed PSY 1000 or 1001 or have AP credit for PSY 1000.

Required Minor Courses:

Item #
Psychology Electives for Minor  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.