School Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

School Psychology Minor

Open to Psychology majors or non-majors with appropriate background coursework. This minor focuses on psychology's role in the field of education and provides a foundation for those interested in a career as a School Psychologist. The required practicum experience must take place in a school or mental health service setting. This minor is of particular value to students interested in education, testing or working with children.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.


Required Courses  
PSY 370 School Psychology 1 3
PSY 373 Behavior Modification 3
PSY 395 Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences 2 3
PSY 498D School Psychology Practicum 3 3
Select two elective courses from the following 6
PSY 310
Applied Behavioral Analysis  
PSY 312
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities  
PSY 334
Child, Family and Community Psychology  
Total Credits 18