Undergraduate Minor in Educational Psychology

What is Educational Psychology? 

Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human behavior as it relates to education. Undergraduate students participate in the Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) in several ways: taking our courses as electives, minoring in Educational Psychology, and/or participating in EDP research. 

How do I minor in Educational Psychology?

The minor in Educational Psychology is open to all University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students. The minor requires completion of 15 undergraduate credit hours in Educational Psychology, at least six of which must be upper-division EDP coursework. Courses must be taken on the letter-grade basis to be counted towards the minor, unless the course is only offered on the pass/fail basis. 

Your academic adviser can assist you with declaring the minor – it will need to be added in your Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) profile, and your adviser may need to take additional actions to ensure it will work with your degree plan.


  • Course credit waivers are not permitted for the EDP Minor.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of EDP 379L Research may be counted towards the EDP Minor.
  • Be sure to check with your adviser and the Undergraduate Catalog section on Minors for university and any other requirements.

How can I benefit from a minor in Educational Psychology?

Coursework in Educational Psychology can help you:

  • Augment your major with a broadly-applicable minor
  • Gain valuable learning skills
  • Prepare for advanced coursework
  • Expand or enhance your areas of expertise 

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Featured Course

*NEW* Spring 2020 – Introduction to School Psychology
New in Spring 2020, EDP will be offering EDP 318T Introduction to School Psychology. This course covers what school psychology is, how it differs from other areas of psychology, what is required to be work in the field, and current trends in school psychology and issues confronting the profession in the future. 

*NEW* Summer 2020 – Addiction Counseling & Theories
Offered Summer 2020, this course discussed biological mechanisms of categories of commonly abused substances and behaviors, as well as prevention and treatment approaches to addiction.

Introduction to Statistics online!
This new version of EDP 371 Introduction to Statistics is available as a web-based, self-paced course. With the exception of two on-campus exams, the course is entirely online, allowing for more schedule flexibility for students.


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