Minor Overview

Psychology is a fascinating and complex discipline with a rich history and a range of subfields that intersect in some capacity with nearly every other field of academic study. This minor presents psychology not only as a clinical practice, but from the perspective of the natural, social and applied sciences. You’ll examine modern therapy methods, as well as the approaches of classical and contemporary psychology in studying human behavior, cognitive growth and emotional development. You’ll understand the many variables that affect how individuals learn, interact and function from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.

The minor allows you to select topics that most complement your academic and career goals. Electives in social psychology expose you to how the environmental factors and societal norms at work each day influence the development of personality, identity and sexuality. Other courses focus on the application of statistical analysis, while industrial and organizational psychology connects concepts and principles to issues in the workplace, such as worker motivation and performance appraisal.

Curriculum and Requirements

Students wishing to minor in psychology take 18 credits in psychology. No more than two courses (6 credits) may be at the 100-level. Course selection should be based on the student’s interest and goals. However, the following are reserved for majors only:

Course Structure

PS 206

Introduction to Statistics in Psychology

3

PS 307

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

4

PS 308

Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

4

PS 309

History of Psychology

3

Internship courses

PS 401

Senior Seminar in Psychology

3