Note: Students cannot obtain a Psychology Minor while pursuing a Psychology (B.A.) or (B.S.) degree. Scroll down to view complimentary minor options to the Psychology degree.
The Psychology minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains within psychology, knowledge and skills related to research methods in psychology, and deeper knowledge of research, theory, and application in one or two specific content domains. Students completing this minor will find a flexible selection of coursework in psychology. The content domains from which students may select courses include biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial-organizational, and social psychology. Students may choose courses that emphasize theory or application of psychological principles. A number of these courses examine the application of psychological research to societal issues.
Why Minor in Psychology?
Adding a Psychology Minor provides an additional area of competency and can benefit students who are majoring in a variety of fields, and to students taking a pre-med curriculum or planning to attend law school. For example, pre-med students enrolled in natural science majors, in Biobehavioral Health, an Administration of Justice may find the Psychology Minor invaluable for understanding lifespan development, health and well-being, and abnormal and clinical psychology.
Students who minor in psychology may also qualify for Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.
Compliment a Psychology (B.A.) or (B.S.) Degree with one of these Minor Options
Addiction and Recovery
The multi-disciplinary minor in Addictions and Recovery supplements the educational needs of students across disciplines who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills to support people struggling with a substance use disorder in all stages of the recovery process. The rise in the number of individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, the increased potency and administration of some drugs, and the specific needs of certain sub-groups within the addictions population are contributing to the complex landscape of addictions and recovery. Upon completion of the minor, students will have the knowledge and skills to support development and administration of programs designed to improve outcomes for those struggling with addictions and recovery.
The minor in neuroscience is designed for the student desiring an in-depth knowledge about the basic and functional aspects of the nervous system. A neuroscience minor can provide students with training in neuroanatomy and circuitry, neuronal physiology, evolution and development of the nervous system, biochemistry, cellular and molecular processes, and functional neurobiology of disease and behavior. Students studying Biobehavioral Health and Psychology could benefit from comprehensive study of the neurosciences in preparation for technical, medical professional, or research careers.