Offered As: Minor


In a world in which teamwork and critical thinking are crucial, a Psychology minor is complementary to all academic majors. As a necessary part of the Psychology minor, you will learn how the scientific process is applied to the study of human behavior and mental processes. Courses focus on thinking critically and the hows and whys of thought and behavior. Understanding the underlying reasons for behavior as well as environmental and social factors that can influence why people think and act as they do is useful in many ways. The knowledge you gain may give you insights about how to better interact with colleagues, how to break that bad habit, or how to reframe a problem to better find a solution. Course requirements are flexible so you can choose courses that relate to your career goals.


Students wishing to minor in Psychology are required to complete PSY 101 (Introductory Psychology) and PSY 270 (Experimental Psychology). In addition, students will choose four additional Psychology courses, two of which must be at the 300/400 level. Popular courses include: Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Personality, Psychology of Aging, and Social Psychology.

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School of Sciences
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