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Undergraduate Minor in


The 18-credit course work, including the required introductory psychology course, allows you to choose a set of courses that match your specific area of interest.

The minor comprises 7 credits of core courses and 11 credits of elective courses, with 6 elective credits taken at the 400 level.  

Core Courses
PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology
PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology

Course List — Undergraduate Minor in Psychology

Required Courses (7 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introductory Psychology PSYCH 100 Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications. 3 credits
Elementary Statistics in Psychology OR Elementary Statistics PSYCH 200 OR STAT 200 Elementary Statistics in Psychology
Frequency distributions and graphs; measures of central tendency and variability; normal probability curve; elementary sampling and reliability; correlations; simple regression equations.
Elementary Statistics
Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.
4 credits
[This course is a prerequisite for PSYCH 301W and does not count toward the 18 credits needed for the minor.]
Basic Research Methods in Psychology PSYCH 301W Introduction to methods of psychological research, with special attention to hypothesis formation and testing, threats to validity, and data presentation. 4 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (11 credits; choose 4 courses — at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Developmental Psychology PSYCH 212 Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity. 3 credits
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYCH 221 Research and theory on topics including interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, attitudes, attribution, cooperation, competition, and groups, from a psychological perspective. 3 credits
Introduction to Personality Psychology PSYCH 238 Past and recent conceptualizations of key issues and root ideas of personality psychology. 3 credits
Introduction to Well-Being and Positive Psychology PSYCH 243 Applying psychological knowledge to develop and maintain effective personal adjustment and well-being and positive social relations. 3 credits
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology PSYCH 256 Introduction to study of such higher mental processes as thinking and reasoning, imagery, concept formation, problem-solving, and skilled performance. 3 credits
Neurological Bases of Human Behavior PSYCH 260 An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain. 3 credits
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology PSYCH 270 Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders. 3 credits
Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology PSYCH 281 Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior. 3 credits
Adolescence PSYCH 412 Physical, cognitive, and personality development during adolescence. 3 credits
Human Sexuality PSYCH 422 Psychological influences on human sexual behavior such as love, sexual orientation, gender, intercourse, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, dysfunctions, and paraphilias. 3 credits
Applied Social Psychology PSYCH 424 Application of social psychological theories and research methods to field settings and to the study of social issues. 3 credits
Health Psychology PSYCH 441 Overview of the field with an emphasis on how psychological research contributes to an understanding of health and behavior. 3 credits
Abnormal Psychology PSYCH 470 Causes, dynamics, symptoms, and treatment of neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, and other psychological disorders of adulthood. 3 credits
Selection and Assessment in Organizations PSYCH 482 Background in personnel testing, performance measurement, selection strategies, with emphasis on validity and measurement reliability. 3 credits
Work Attitudes and Motivation PSYCH 484 Survey of theory and research with respect to attitudes, morale, and motivation of employees and management. 3 credits
Leadership in Work Settings PSYCH 485 Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision. 3 credits


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