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Psychological Science Minor


The minor in psychological science educates you in the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. The program combines theoretical, methodological, and applied topics enabling you to acquire knowledge and skills that enrich your personal lives and work careers. The minor requires a minimum of 21 semester hours of course work in psychological science.

In This Program

You will:

  • develop a strong knowledge base in psychology
  • acquire the skills of scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and information literacy 
  • cultivate strong written and oral communication skills

Career Opportunities

Career choices for the psychological science minor are similar to those for psychological science majors. The critical thinking, quantitative, and writing skills that are developed in the psychological science major prepares you for a variety of careers, including human services, human resources, marketing, advertising, and sales among others.

You may also pursue advanced degrees in psychology and related disciplines in areas such as developmental, cognitive, biological, industrial/organizational, social, and clinical/counseling psychology. These graduate programs can lead to careers in human resources, mental health and school guidance counseling, teaching, and research.

Requirements and Curriculum

Psychological Science Minor
Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF)