Psychology 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.


 

Psychology Minor Guide (18 Credits)

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A minor in psychology is constructed in the following manner, after a student has met the pre-requisite PSY 101 as an Interconnections/Diversity General Education course. Students must take three courses from the Core Classes (A) and 1-2 courses in the Professional Development (B) and Ethical/Social Responsibility (C) areas:

NOTE: Some courses may have prerequisites and 400-level classes require junior or senior status.

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
  • PSY323: Sensation and Perception
  • PSY325: Human Cognition
  • PSY330: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY352: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY355: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • PSY383: Social Learning in Infants and Children

B. GOAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
(3-6 CREDITS)

  • PSY311: Applied Behavior Analysis (Prerequisite: PSY 235)
  • PSY335: Social Influence (Prerequisite: PSY 270 **)
  • PSY361: Group Interaction
  • PSY432: Psych of Computers & Internet
  • PSY435: Psychopharmacology (Prerequisite: PSY 320 **)
  • PSY475: Industrial & Organizational Psych. (Prerequisite: PSY 205, MAT 117, or SCM 200**)
  • PSY485: Tests and Measurements (Prerequisite: PSY 205, MAT 117, or SCM 200**)

** Or Permission of Instructor

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 of Women and Gender
  • PSY420: Health Psychology
  • PSY470: Forensic and Legal Psychology

Students must have a total of 9 credits in Goals B & C, with at least one course in each of these areas.

-Revised 3/31/2021