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Psychology

Minor Requirements

Courses offered in the Department of Psychology represent a diversity of approaches to the scientific study of human behavior and experience. The major program is designed both for students planning to pursue graduate study or careers in psychology and for those interested in such related fields as counseling, social work, business and education administration, school guidance, personnel management and law. 

Students have the option of choosing from five minor concentrations. Any one of these programs may be combined successfully with other programs in the liberal arts, in science and engineering, or in business administration. Most psychology courses can be taken to fulfill the social science distribution requirement.

Minor Requirements

Students who minor in psychology are required to take one Foundational Course and a minimum of four additional advanced psychology courses in one of the five minor concentrations. Note that some of these courses may have electives.

Foundational Course Required of All Minors
PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology

I. Concentration in General Psychology       
PSY 2200 Social Psychology     
PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology 
PSY 2400 Personality     
PSY 3410 Adult Psychopathology

II. Concentration in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology
PSY 2400 Personality
PSY 3340 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 3410 Adult Psychopathology

III. Concentration in Human Development
PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology
PSY 3340 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 3380  Psychology of Aging
Choose One:
PSY 2420 Psychology of Sex Differences
PSY 3250 Cultural Psychology 
PSY 3310 Development of Intelligence and Thinking

IV. Concentration in Social/Organizational Psychology
PSY 2200 Social Psychology
PSY 2280 Organizational Psychology
PSY 3250 Cultural Psychology
Choose one:
PSY 2420  Psychology of Sex Differences
PSY 3180 Psychological Testing

V. Concentration in Experimental Psychology
PSY1100 (W) Psychological Inquiry & Methodology
PSY 2100 Statistical Methods in Psychology
PSY 3120 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 3150 Behavioral Neuroscience