Minor in Psychology
A Minor in Psychology will complement a variety of baccalaureate majors. The minor is available to students in all academic programs accommodating a minor. There are no prerequisites for the minor itself, although certain courses, however, do have prerequisites.
Students must submit a minor declaration form and speak with one of the full time Psychology Faculty to discuss the minor at least one semester before graduation.
Students who complete the Minor in Psychology will gain: a greater knowledge of psychology, a basic introduction to the research methods of psychology, and an awareness of the diversity of topics in the field.
To hold true to the breadth of topics covered in the psychology concentration, students who complete a minor will be required to take a standard set of courses. Within this set, there is some freedom of course choice but the choices are limited. This focusing of choices requires the student to take a systematic variety of courses that adhere to the multi-topic approach of the psychology curriculum.
Course Requirements (18 cr)
The Minor in Psychology requires 18 hours of coursework, 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level.
Required Courses (9)
- PSY-P 103 General Psychology
- PSY-P 216 Lifespan Development Psychology
- PSY-P 211 Research Methods (or equivalent)
Note: With faculty approval, alternative research methods courses may be used to fulfill this requirement in terms of content. However, you must still complete the 18 credit hours total in psychology coursework. Consult with your advisor.
Distribution Requirements (9 cr)
At least three courses in Psychology must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. These courses may assume knowledge from P103 (General Psychology) or P211 (Methods of Experimental Psychology) as well as ability to complete assignments with citations in APA Publication Style.
Students must complete a reflective paper summarizing their experiences in psychology and its relationship to their major area of study. You must consult with your minor advisor regarding the content of your capstone paper. The paper must be submitted electronically to a full time Psychology faculty by the deadline for application for graduation.