Minor in Psychology

At the Bachelor's Level, graduates can pursue a career in marketing, human resources, university admissions offices, social service worker, mental health assistant. Any career that involves understanding human behavior and the ability to analyze data.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following marketable skills:

  • Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
    • In particular, the ability to distinguish scientific vs non-scientific claims
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
    • Be able to develop a research design and statistically analyze data
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
    • Development of Professional Ethics
  • Writing: Be able to write in a clear and comprehensible manner to the reader
    • Learn technical writing--- specifically, APA Style

Additionally, students will learn the ability to apply psychological knowledge to real-world problems. Should be able to formulate a career plan: including a plan for further education (given how many careers depend upon advanced degrees).

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Lab for Gen Exper Psyc
and Gen Experimental Psychology 1
Research Methods 1
Select one of the following:3
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Drugs of Abuse and Behavior
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
Adolescent Development
Advanced Topics Dev Psyc
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Physical & Cognitive Aging
Psych of Criminal Behavior
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychobiology
Motivation & Emotion
Seminar in Psychology
Select six hours of upper division Psychology of the following:6
Psychology and the Law
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Drugs of Abuse and Behavior
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
History & Systems Psychology
Adolescent Development
Advanced Topics Dev Psyc
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Physical & Cognitive Aging
Psych of Criminal Behavior
Language and Cognition
Advanced Statistics
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychobiology
Motivation & Emotion
Seminar in Meta-Analysis
Seminar in Psychology
Independent Research
Honors Thesis
1 These courses require a C or better
Total Hours18