Psychology Minor

Rachel Riskind, 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, and social responsibility. The psychology curriculum is designed to familiarize students with current methods and theories in the discipline's many specialized areas of investigation, such as sensation and perception, cognition, learning, personality, social processes, clinical, and developmental.

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.

A minor in psychology is not available to psychology majors.


Minor Requirements

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

Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Select One 300- or 400-level PSY core content courses8
PSY 314Psychology of Parenthood
PSY 330Personality4
PSY 332Industrial and Organizational Psychology4
PSY 337Child and Adolescent Psychopathology4
PSY 338Theoretical Perspectives4
PSY 340Psychobiology (Biol 340)4
PSY 341Psychotherapy4
PSY 342Adult Psychopathology4
PSY 347Social Psychology4
PSY 349Multiculturalism and Psychology4
PSY 351Psychology and Gender4
PSY 352Psychology of Language4
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.