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Minor in Psychology

The Department of Psychology undergraduate curriculum provides a broad and balanced treatment of psychology. Upon completion of this minor, students will have received in research methods and statistics as well as upper-division instruction in at least one of the many sub areas of psychology. Thus, they will have knowledge of the diversity of ideas and activities that constitute the field. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of both those students seeking a liberal arts undergraduate degree and those intending to enter advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students should have an overview of the discipline of psychological science.
  2. Students should understand the basic statistics that are used to analyze psychological data.
  3. Students should understand the methods of inquiry used in psychological science.
  4. Students should be able to present their knowledge to relevant parties through clear written and verbal communication.
  5. Students should have in-depth understanding of the research in at least one of the major topics of study in psychological science.