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College of Humanities & Sciences

Psychology Department

Changing Your Major to Psychology

Welcome! We are excited you are interested in changing your major to psychology. In order to do so, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Submit a change of major form to declare
  2. Students will be sent an online orientation video about the major
  3. Students can meet with a PSYC advisor if they choose by emailing to request an appointment. An appointment is not required for change of major approval.

If a student wishes to change their major back to Psychology, they do not have to complete the Change of Major process again. The advisor can submit the form on the student’s behalf.


Minor in Psychology


A minor in psychology consists of 18 credits in psychology, including PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology; one course from each of the four content areas: Developmental, Social/Personality, Physiological/Learning and Self-development/Applied Psychology; and one additional course. PSYC 201 Career Development in Psychology cannot be used to meet this requirement. At least nine of the 18 credits must be taken at VCU.


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