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Minor in Psychology

The Minor in Psychology gives students the opportunity to investigate the subject on a theoretical, statistical, and practical level. Students start with an introduction to psychology concepts, methods, and vocabulary before moving on to more advanced topics, such as theories of personality, human development, and abnormal psychology. Students examine the individual and the conditions that influence behavior as well as issues like growth and development, learning and thinking, emotions and motivations, personality and assessment, mental health, social interaction and influence, and more.

The program is open to students from all majors who wish to gain further knowledge into the field of psychology. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in Behavioral Sciences, Health Sciences, Health and Wellness, Life Sciences, Business, and Nursing, as well as those pursuing combined degree programs in areas such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physicians Assistant Studies. Upon completion of the minor, students will have gained a solid theoretical base of knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of terms and concepts important to psychology.

The minor requires students take at least 15 credits from a list of approved courses (16 credits if the student chooses to take PSYC 210 Statistical Analysis), including PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology. All faculty and library resources available to those in the Behavioral Sciences department will be available to students who choose to minor in psychology. To be awarded a minor, a student must earn at least a grade of "C" in each course taken in the minor, and must obtain a GPA of at least 2.7 in her/his minor course of study.