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Psychology Minor

The psychology minor will supplement your major or professional degree by providing interdisciplinary perspectives to understand and interact with people and society.  Your minor advisor will guide you to select courses that form a common intellectual bond among your areas of interest.

Transferrable skills emphasized in this department include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and research with human subjects.

All minors require a prerequisite introductory course,  a course (or sequence) in research design and methods,  four elective courses, and a capstone experience.

Coursework & Duration

Prerequisites (3 Credits)

Grade of C or better

Course Number Course Name Credits
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits

Fundamental Areas of Psychology

12 credits of PS courses, with at least 6 credits at 300+ level, e.g.:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PS 200 Human Development 3 credits
PS 318 Health Psychology 3 credits
PS 347 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PS 428 Neuropsychology 3 credits

Capstone Sequence

Learn how to design research, write proposals, analyze data with software, present results, and work in teams. To graduate from the psychology minor program, students must earn a minimum of a ā€œCā€ average in the capstone sequence.

Course Number Course Name Credits
SS 221 Research Designs & Statistical Analysis I 4 credits
SS 222 Research Designs & Statistical Analysis II 4 credits

Requirements & Expectations

  • Minors must be declared by drop/add of the first semester of the last didactic year (U4 or P3.)
  • A maximum of 6 credits may overlap with your major or another minor.
  • A maximum of 6 credits (with grade C or better) may be taken at another institution, with prior approval from the department chair.
  • Cumulative minor GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate with minor.


Stephen T. Moelter, PhD

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