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Understand theories and concepts in the field of psychology that can help you find effective resolutions to interpersonal and organizational issues.

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This minor provides breadth and focus in the field of psychology, based on a foundation of research methodology and scientific writing. The skills you'll develop through this minor will augment your abilities to assess and evaluate the needs and concerns of a community or organization with which you work, and they will enhance your ability to create effective solutions, utilizing a blend of scientific skepticism and open-minded tolerance for human behavior.

Psychology majors are not eligible for this minor.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • This minor requires you to have completed PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology with a grade of C or better.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.
  • At least 9 credits earned toward this minor must be in 300- or 400-level courses

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • Introduction to Professional Practices (PSYC 200)
  • Research Methods and Statistics I (PSYC 308),
    or a quantitative methods course in another discipline

Electives (9 credits)

Choose three psychology elective courses.

Contact: Program Director, Dr. Sally Farley, 410.837.5279 or Program Coordinator, Angie Miller, 410.837.6282