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Health Psychology Minor (Purdue)

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. Click here to see the current requirements for the Health Psychology minor. 

  • 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. 

Apply for a minor

Apply for a Health Psychology Minor

To declare the Health Psychology Minor, please use the School of Science Internal Admissions Application.  Please select "I am adding a minor" as the reason for the request.  In order for your application for the minor to be reviewed in a timely manner, please make sure to declare the minor at least ONE SEMESTER BEFORE YOU GRADUATE.

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