The psychology minor provides an introduction to the theories and practices of the field. Students learn the overarching themes of psychology to develop a working knowledge of scientific reasoning, interpret key themes, conduct basic psychological research and adopt values that build community at local, national and global levels. Students learn sound analytical skills and gain a strong foundation in life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
A psychology minor helps lay the groundwork for successful employment after graduation in fields such as human services, management, counseling, student affairs, criminology and law. Pre-health students* often find psychology to be an ideal addition to a primary area of study while pursuing medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing, among other fields.
*Pre-health students in particular may benefit from the interdisciplinary neuroscience degrees offered at the university.
Minor Requirements (18 Hours)
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Survey of Learning and Memory|
|Behavioral and Mental Disorders|
|Survey of Developmental Psychology|
|Survey of Social Psychology|
|Survey of Personality|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Brain and Behavior|
|Select an additional two courses from PSYC 200 or above||6|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
May not be used to fulfill social science requirement and also minor requirement.
Note: Students may not apply more than one course from the following courses toward their minor:
|PSYC 399||Independent Study||1-6|
|PSYC 489||Community Psychology Practicum||3|
|PSYC 498||Advanced Independent Study||1-6|
|PSYC 598||Individual Research||3|
|PSYC 599||Individual Research||3|