Minor in Psychology

Students may seek either an academic major or minor in psychology.

The psychology minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by investigating the nature of mind and behavior, including the biological basis of behavior, perception, memory and cognition, the influence of environmental and social forces on the individual, personality, lifespan development and adjustment, research methods, and statistical analysis.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in psychology requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in psychology.

Students must choose one of the following foundation courses: 

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 
  • PSYC 300 Research Methods in Psychology 
  • STAT 225 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

They must also choose one biological psychology course, one social psychology course, and one professional psychology course from those listed under the requirements for the major. The remaining course may be chosen from any PSYC course.

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

1 Source:Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020,” Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013.

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