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Minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology

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Requirements for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology Minor

Social and Behavioral Science Methodology Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete each of the following:

Prerequisite Knowledge for Minor. Satisfied by a course in elementary statistics with a B- or better grade (e.g., COMS 356; MATH 365, MATH 526; POLS 306; PSYC 210; PUAD 332; SOC 510). Any equivalent course may be approved with the consent of the program director, Todd D. Little, yhat@ku.edu. This prerequisite does not count towards the SBSM minor hours.

Minor Course Requirements

Social and Behavioral Methods Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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Sample Plan

  • PSYC 650 Statistical Methods in Behavioral and Social Science Research I (4)
  • PSYC 480 Independent Study (4)
    or equivalent independent study with a research active faculty member or as an intern in the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • PSYC 481 Research Practicum (3)
    or equivalent research intensive experience with a research active faculty member or as an intern in the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • PSYC 696 Structural Equation Modeling I (4)
  • PSYC 697 Longitudinal Data Analysis (3)
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