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.
The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours and five courses.
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Select One 300- or 400-level PSY core content courses||8|
|PSY 332||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||4|
|PSY 337||Child and Adolescent Psychopathology||4|
|PSY 338||Theoretical Perspectives||4|
|PSY 340||Psychobiology (Biol 340)||4|
|PSY 342||Adult Psychopathology||4|
|PSY 347||Social Psychology||4|
|PSY 349||Multiculturalism and Psychology||4|
|PSY 351||Psychology and Gender||4|
|PSY 352||Psychology of Language||4|
|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.