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.