Psychology Minor

The psychology minor program is designed to provide an in-depth experience in the discipline. To be eligible for the psychology minor, you must have earned a minimum grade of "C" in PS 101 Introduction to Psychology.

The psychology minor consists of 20 credits in the foundational and substantive areas of psychology. You choose four courses (12 credit hours) in foundational topics to meet your interest and career goals with the advice of your minor advisor. A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum. Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution, may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

The capstone experience of the psychology minor program is the SS 221-222 sequence in psychology as a quantitative and empirical science for 8 credit hours of work. This is a yearlong capstone experience in which you learn the nucleus of work skills involved in psychology. The experience consists of lectures, group work and laboratory practice. The central focus of the capstone experience is experiential, as you participate in research groups to conduct an original research project. To graduate from the psychology minor program, you must earn a "C" average in the capstone sequence.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

Prerequisites (3 Credits)

  • PS 101 Introduction to Psychology (Credits: 3)

Fundamental Areas of Psychology (12 Credits)

  • Any two psychology courses with course numbers greater than 200 (Credits: 6)
  • Any two psychology courses with course numbers greater than 300 (Credits: 6)
  • Select courses after discussing the minor program with your advisor.

Substantive Area: Psychology Capstone Course Sequence (8 Credits)

  • SS 221 Research Designs & Statistical Analysis I (Credits: 4)
  • SS 222 Research Designs & Statistical Analysis II (Credits: 4)
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