Psychological Science Minor

The minor in Psychological Science educates students in the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. The program combines theoretical, methodological, and applied topics enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills that enrich their personal lives and work careers.

The minor in requires a minimum of 21 semester hours of course work in psychological science.

Psychological Science Minor 21 S.H.

Required courses:

PSY 1100 Intro to Psychological Science (formerly General Psych.) 3 cr.
PSY 2030 Biological Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 2110 Research Methods in Psychological Science 3 cr.

One of the following research courses below may substitute for PSY 2110. Students who take one of these research methods courses are required to take an extra elective course in Psychological Science to fulfill the 21‐credit requirement.

CJ 3130 Criminal Justice Research Methods* 3 cr.
HMSV 2050 Research Methods for Human Service Practice* 3 cr.
SOC 3130 Basic Skills of Social Research* 3 cr.

In addition to the three core courses students must take a minimum of 4 (or 5) additional Psychological Science courses to complete the 21 credits in the minor.

PSY 1200 Lifespan Development (formerly Human Growth & Development) 3 cr.
PSY 2001 Memory 3 cr.
PSY 2010 Child Development 3 cr.
PSY 2015 Intro to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 2220 Adult Development & Aging 3 cr.
PSY 2230 Adolescent Development 3 cr.
PSY 2300 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSY 2350 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 2370 Interpersonal Effectiveness 3 cr.
PSY 2500 Social Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 2660 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 3 cr.
PSY 2665 Health Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 3200 Developmental Psychopathology 3 cr.
PSY 3000 Advanced I/O Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 3010 Consciousness 3 cr.
PSY 3050 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 cr.
PSY 3100 Clinical Psychology 3 cr.
PSY 3150 Psychology in the Schools 3 cr.
PSY 3415 Sensation & Perception Lab 1 cr.
PSY 3430 Sensation & Perception 3 cr.
PSY 3500 Psychology of Learning 3 cr.
PSY 3501 Psychology of Learning Lab 1 cr.
PSY 3505 Motivation Lab 1 cr.
PSY 3530 Motivation 3 cr.
PSY 3550 Cognition 3 cr.
PSY 3555 Cognition Lab 1 cr.
PSY 4904 Advanced Seminar 3 cr.