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Health Psychology Minor

Offered by: Department of Psychology Whatever career you pursue, a minor in psychology can complement your primary major, enhance your employability, allow you to develop a secondary area of expertise, or give you a chance to explore a passion.

Why choose a minor in health psychology?

With a psychology minor you'll gain insight into the psychological concepts and practices that are vital in nearly every field.The skills that you acquire through the study of psychology such as analyzing data, communicating complex information and understanding human behavior are all abilities that are highly prized by employers.

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Which plans of study pair well?

  • Biology B.A. or B.S. (five additional courses — 15 cr.)
  • Chemistry B.S. (five additional courses — 15 cr.)
  • Neuroscience B.S. (two additional courses — 6 cr.)
  • Health Sciences B.S. (four additional courses — 12 cr.)

Minor requirements

The Health Psychology minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of selected course work and is designed to prepare students for a strong introduction to this sub-discipline of psychology that will complement a broader interest in health and health-related careers.

  • If you have additional questions about courses which can count for the Health Psychology Elective, or would like to propose a course with rationale, please contact Jared Trullinger at jstrull@iupui.edu.  
    • Note that students majoring in Psychology cannot earn the Health Psychology minor.  

Click here for requirement information from the IUPUI Bulletin for Minors in Psychology and Health Psychology.

Apply for a minor

Apply for a Health Psychology Minor

  • To be awarded a minor, you complete the application & audit request form at least ONE SEMESTER BEFORE YOU PLAN TO GRADUATE.

  • In the event that the audit reveals that you will not complete the requirements for your minor before you graduate, you will be informed through your IUPUI email.

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Brandi Blakley Psychology, Undergraduate