Minor in Psychology

About the Minor

The minor in psychology is intended to meet the needs of students who recognize that an understanding and analysis of individual psychological processes is a key component of their education. Students in the minor learn how to ask and answer important questions regarding human behavior, cognition and emotion to complement their major. The minor may also be of interest to students who have an interest in a double major but are unable to satisfy all of the requirements in two major fields.

Entry into the minor requires that PSY 101 General Psychology (or an equivalent introductory course) be taken as a prerequisite. Students who have completed and who are interested in a minor in Psychology are expected to meet with the Psychology Department Academic Adviser to discuss the selection of courses appropriate to their major and their own personal interests. No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.

Required Prerequisite
General Psychology I (or equivalent)
Required Courses
Select eight of the following:24.0
Developmental Psychology
Approaches to Personality
Introduction to Social Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Abnormal Psychology
Sports Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Death and Dying
Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I
Computer-Assisted Data Analysis II
History and Systems of Psychology
Drugs & Human Behavior
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering
Human-Computer Interaction
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Experimental Psychology
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Theories & Practices in Clinical Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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