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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in the psychology minor. A minimum 2.7 GPA is required in the minor for students seeking teaching certification at the secondary level.
Requirements for a Minor in Psychology
Psychology minors are required to take a minimum of six courses in psychology totaling at least 20 semester hours of credit. PSY 101 is required, as is a methods course chosen from PSY 300 or, if the student is a social work major, SW 430.
Psychology minors must take one course from three of the six following categories:
- PSY 330 - Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
- PSY 375 - Comparative Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 431 - Introduction to Neuropsychology (3 credits)
- PSY 432 - Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
- PSY 301 - Child Development (3 credits)
- PSY 305 - Infant and Early Childhood Development (3 credits)
- PSY 331 - Adolescent Development (3 credits)
- PSY 364 - Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 303 - Psychopathology (3 credits)
- PSY 324 - Developmental Psychopathology (3 credits)
- PSY 420 - Theories of Personality (3 credits)
- PSY 452 - Counseling: Theories and Applications (3 credits)
4. Social Context
- PSY 355 - Psychology and Culture (3 credits)
- PSY 360 - Social Psychology: Psychology's View (3 credits)
- PSY 381 - Group Dynamics (3 credits)
- PSY 445 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 357 - Psychology of Language (3 credits)
- PSY 361 - Perception (3 credits)
- PSY 365 - Cognition (3 credits)
- PSY 311 - Controversial Issues in Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 362 - Environmental Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 366 - Perspectives on Aging (3 credits)
- PSY 370 - Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
- PSY 405 - History and Systems (3 credits)
- PSY 410 - Tests and Measurements (3 credits)
- Students choose two additional psychology courses, totaling six credit hours, as electives.
Course Restrictions in the Minor
For students who choose to take PSY 399 and/or PSY 499, no more than three credit hours in these courses may be counted toward the minor. Psychology minors must take at least one-third of the credits constituting their minor from the psychology department.