Minor

Due to the breadth of the field, including its large number of specialties, and due to the fact that each possible major field and each individual student may have very different needs, we believe that we may best serve the student by providing considerable flexibility in the minor. Further, it is intended that the students develop their minors in consultation with their major advisors.



Minor in Psychology Guide

Psychology Minor Guide (18 Credits)

A minor in psychology is constructed in the following manner:

  • A. GOAL: CORE COURSES
    (9 CREDITS) All courses required a grade of "C " or better
    • PSY235: Conditioning and Learning
    • PSY240:Psych of Personality
    • PSY265: Child and Adolescent Psych
    • PSY270: Social Psychology
    • PSY320: Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY325: Human Cognition*
    • PSY330: Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY352: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
    • PSY355: Psychology of the Exceptional Child
    • PSY383: Children's Understanding of their Social World
  • B. GOAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    (3-6 CREDITS)
    • PSY311: Applied Behavior Analysis (Prerequisite: PSY 235)
    • PSY335: Social Influence (Prerequisite: PSY 270**)
    • PSY432: Psych of Computers & Internet
    • PSY435: Psychopharmacology (Prerequisite: PSY 320**)
    • PSY475: Industrial & Organizational Psych (Prerequisite: PSY 205**)
    • PSY485: Tests and Measurements (Prerequisite: a statistics or research methods course)
  • C. GOAL: ETHICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD
    (3 - 6 CREDITS)
    • PSY315: Psychology of Prejudice and the Minority Experience
    • PSY350: Psychology of Sustainability
    • PSY365: Multicultural Psychology
    • PSY410: Psychology and Women
    • PSY447: Multicultural Health Psych
    • PSY470: Legal Psychology

*Background in statistics and/or research methods is recommended
**Or permission of instructor

Minors must have at least 9 credits from Goals B and C, with at least one course in each of these areas.