Family groups from across the world. If you have a major but you're still looking for a useful minor to round out your studies, a minor in Social Psychology is a good choice. It supplies a perspective on interpersonal relationships and provides an understanding of how people’s behaviors and thoughts influence, and are influenced by, the actions of others. It teaches you skills — research, analysis, writing, and oral communication — that you will use throughout your life.

Course Catalog

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.


You will take 18 hours of courses in the Social Psychology minor. All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. Required introductory Sociology courses are:
Human social life, its forms and consequences for everyday life. Social inequality and differentiation by race, ethnicity, class and gender. Assessment of the competency is through performance on course examinations, quizzes, and written assignments. 3 hours.
How societies and groups affect perception of self and others; emotional climate and structure of group interaction; processes and dynamics of group leadership, interaction, and dissolution. 3 hours

In addition, students must take 12 hours of 300-level or higher Sociology and/or Psychology electives listed in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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