Psychology Minor

Chris Henry, Department of Psychology

The program in psychology emphasizes the contribution that psychology can make to a liberal arts education through stimulating intellectual development, personal growth, respect for others and social responsibility. The psychology curriculum is designed to familiarize students with current methods and theories in the many specialized areas of investigation in the discipline, such as sensation and perception, cognition, learning, personality, social processes, clinical and development.

Students electing a minor in psychology will identify a particular focus in the field and select courses to fit that interest. Throughout the minor, they will be encouraged to appreciate different approaches and perspectives; to learn to observe psychological phenomena; and to recognize the role of multiple causation in the determination of human behavior.

The minor in psychology is not available to psychology majors.


Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of five courses and a minimum of 16 credit hours. 

Select one of the following:4
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Select One 300-level PSY core content course 14
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Theoretical Perspectives
Psychobiology (Biol 340)
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Multiculturalism and Psychology
Psychology and Gender
Psychology of Language
Three additional courses to meet the 5-course, 16-credit minimum requirement: Any-level PSY course, except independent studies, internships, and theses. Approved courses outside the department: JPS 270, SPST 340, or MATH 112

Minimum credit hours required for psychology minor is 16 credits, although most will complete more than 16 credits to complete the 5 courses required in the minor.