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Empower your mind with a minor in psychology to understand the scientific and psychological point of view of the human condition.
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The minor in psychology, offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, focuses on appreciating and understanding the human condition from a scientific, psychological point of view. Students completing the minor in psychology should possess breadth of knowledge pertaining to the major principles, theoretical approaches and findings in psychology. Students should also understand and be able to use basic research and quantitative methods in psychology and be able to gather and synthesize psychological findings.
Finally, they should be able to understand the relevance and applicability of psychological principles, approaches and findings to individual, group and social issues. In so doing, they will be prepared as educated citizens to pursue productive careers and engage on a daily basis their increasingly complex, information-rich world. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.