Announcements

  • Have you checked out the Weekly Announcements that we send to the Undergraduate Listserv? Make sure you open and read those emails from psycadvising@vt.edu as they contain important information about dates/deadlines, graduation, undergraduate and campus opportunities, careers, and research opportunities.

 

  • Course Request will be open March 23 - April 6th. Check your inbox for emails from your advisor regarding appointments! 

 

  • For non-PSYC Majors, there are unrestricted sections of the 1000-3000 level courses except PSYC 1094. You need to click through the timetable to find the unrestricted sections. 

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Switching Into or Adding the Major and Minor

Psychology Majors

The complete requirements for psychology majors can be found in the Major's Handbook, or the Major Checksheet for your graduation year, see below. In addition to meeting the psychology department's requirements, each major must fulfill the University's general education requirements.

In some instances, students may apply for a waiver of a specific requirement or may substitute one course for another to fulfill a requirement. If you wish to inquire about a waiver or course substitution, please email psycadvising@vt.edu if you have any questions.

Checksheets

Handbooks and guides

Psychology Minors

The requirements for the minor vary somewhat according to graduation year. To add the PSYC minor, please set up an Explore Psychology Minor appointment following the directions here.

For students graduating in 2021 or later, the requirements for the minor are 18 credit hours in psychology, including:

  1. successful completion of these specific courses -- a) PSYC 1004 (Introductory Psychology) and b) PSYC 1094 (Principles of Psychological Research; note that the research methods courses in HD and Sociology may be used as substitutes) 
  2. successful completion of one of the following courses: PSYC 2034, 2044, 2064, or 2084, and
  3. successful completion of two (three-hour) psychology courses at the 3000-level or above. (PSYC 4964 and 4994 taken pass/fail may not be used to satisfy this requirement.)

Checksheets