The Catholic University of America

 Double Majors and Minors in Other Disciplines

Students who pursue a double major should consult the Undergraduate Directors in each department and begin planning their course of studies by their sophomore year to ensure they can meet the requirements of both majors. They must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, and complete the application for a double major (available at the School of Arts & Sciences Office, 107 McMahon), before the beginning of the Junior year. Recently we've had students with such dual major combinations as Psychology and Biology, Business, Drama, Education, Hispanic Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, and Theology & Religious Studies.
 

Minors in other disciplines can broaden your perspective of Psychology as well as career options. Requirements for these minors are listed on the Arts and Sciences Advising webpage, and the form to declare a minor can be completed in the School of Arts & Sciences Office. Popular minors for Psychology majors include Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, English, Education, Media Studies, Biology, and Sociology. 

A minor in Art is important for psych majors planning to apply to M.A. programs in Art Therapy. Information and recommendations for 6 courses to take for this minor can be found on the main menu of the Art Department’s webpage under Post-Graduate Career Paths.

A minor in Education Studies is recommended for psych majors interested in M.A. programs in School Counseling or School Psychology. Our two departments have collaborated to put together a list of recommended courses in Education for students who wish to follow these career paths.

A minor in Early Childhood Education is recommended for psych majors interested in graduate programs in child-clinical or developmental psychology, or who want to get a job after graduation working with children. Our two departments have collaborated to put together a list of recommended courses in Education for students who wish to follow these career paths. A minor in Elementary Education may also be of  interest; see this list of recommended courses.

A minor in Social Work may especially be of interest to Psychology majors who are interested in going on for careers in social work, counseling, or clinical psychology (or other careers that involve helping people). This minor requires a total of 6 classes, but one of them can be PSY 350 (instead of SSS 340). See this link for a list of the 5 required courses for a social work minor.