Psychology Minor

The psychology minor complements all majors well, especially because it is such a flexible program.

What Will I Learn?

This minor can make you more effective in your personal and professional interactions, no matter your career goals. To make the most out of a psychology minor, you will develop your path with your major adviser.

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Meet Katie Booth '20

"I will always have a faculty member I can turn to if I need help in life. It does not matter how far down the road I would need them, I know that they will always be there for me if need be."

How Katie Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

To complete the minor, you must take 18 credits:

  • PSY 101 – General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Core classes (9 credits)
  • Professional development courses (3-6 credits)
  • Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world courses (3-6 credits)

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

A psychology minor can be beneficial to nearly anyone, but common career fields of students who complete the program are:

  • Sociology
  • Social work
  • Education
  • Exercise science
  • Counseling
  • Political science
  • Criminal justice
  • Business

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

Students in the Psychology Department explore various careers in psychology through relevant and engaging coursework, internships, research, community service, seminars, speaker presentations, workshops and develop multicultural perspectives on human behavior and understand ethical issues related to the practice of psychology.