Basic psychological knowledge is essential for an understanding of modern culture. Discourse in the arts, media and politics is infused with assumptions about the psyche. Educational debates hinge on differing theories of learning and cognition. Medicine and science are increasingly aware of the impact of psychological factors on health and in the process of scientific inquiry. Advertising and economic projections incorporate theories concerning human motivation. Understanding of human cognitive processes is critical to the development of software technology and artificial intelligence systems.
Requirements for the Minor in Psychology
Students must take at least 20 credits or a minimum of 5 courses in Psychology, distributed as follows:
- PY2010 Introduction to Psychology (Required, with minimum grade of C.) 4 cr.
- Two courses from the following: 8 cr.
- PY3215 Foundations of Child Development
- PY3230 Adulthood & Aging
- PY3310 Abnormal Human Behavior
- PY3311 Theories of Personality
- PY3510 Social Psychology
- PY3520 Group Process
- PY3565 Organizational Psychology
- PY4320 Counseling Psychology
- PY4420 Adolescent Development
- PY4450 Infants and Toddlers
- One course from Group A Cognitive and Physiological * 4 cr.
- One course from Group C Diversity and Social Justice* 4 cr.
*Refer to Psychology Department section of this Catalog for a list of courses in Group A and Group C.
Note: At least one course must be at the 4000-level or higher. Students must have a cumulative average of 2.5 based on all courses in the minor.