Beginning with introductory psychology, students in the Minor program are required to take courses from at least three of four content areas- Basic Processes, Development/Family Processes, Clinical Processes, and Social Issues/Group Dynamics.
At the end the completion of the Minor Program in psychology, students are expected to be able to: discuss the role of psychology in interdisciplinary collaborations; demonstrate appropriate breadth of knowledge in selected psychology content areas; apply their broad knowledge of psychology to formulating career choices, and; appreciate the importance of lifelong learning for professional and personal development.
Minimum Academic Standards
- A student must declare a Major before declaring a Psychology Minor, and students should declare the minor by the first semester of their junior year.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in Psychology Minor courses in order to successfully complete the program.
- At most, six (6) credit hours within the Psychology Minor program may be counted toward degree requirements for a student's Major.
- Independent study courses and Capstone courses from the Psychology Major
curriculum will not count towards the Minor degree.
Psychology Minor Course Distribution
1. Basic Processes
|PYC 2010||Research Methods I (Co-req STA 2250, or
MTH 2140 for Engineering and Science students)
|PYC 2020||Research Methods II (Prereq. PYC 2010)||3 credits|
|PYC 4070||Biopsychology (Prereq. PYC 2010)||3 credits|
|PYC 4090||Perceptual & Cognitive Processes (Prereq. PYC 2010)||3 credits|
|PYC 4140||Learning and Memory (Prereq. PYC 2010)||3 credits|
2. Developmental Psychology/Family Life
|PYC 2500||Developmental Psychology
|PYC 3330||Human Relationships and Parenting
|PYC 2340||Child Development: Infancy and Early Childhood
|PYC 2360||Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development||3 credits|
|PYC 2560||Adult Development and Aging||3 credits|
|PYC 2750||Human Sexuality||3 credits|
|PYC 3510||Family Development||3 credits|
|PYC 4510||Psychology of Death and Dying||3 credits|
3. Clinical Processes
|PYC 3410||Psychology of Personality
|PYC 3420||Abnormal Psychology||3 credits|
|PYC 3430||Health Psychology||3 credits|
4. Social Issues/Group Dynamics
|PYC 2600||Social Psychology
|PYC 2620||Exploring Leadership|
|PYC 2620||Exploring Leadership: Yourself,
Your Profession and Your Community
|PYC 3500||Psychology of Religion
|PYC 3540||Sex Differences and Sex Roles||3 credits|
|PYC 4400||Cross-Cultural Socialization||3 credits|
|PYC 3700||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||3 credits|
|PYC 4890||Group Dynamics||3 credits|
Program Contact Information
Program Advisor: Harold Greene, Ph.D.
Reno Hall, Room 202