Psychology is the scientific study of human cognition, affect, behavior, and relationships. Psychologists seek to understand, predict and influence behavior through research in a wide range of issues which affect human functioning, including social, physiological, developmental, cognitive and emotional factors. Research methodology is central to the discipline, and all psychology majors learn about research strategies and methods of data analysis.
Choosing a Minor
- Majors intending to apply for graduate/professional schools (e.g., Psychology, Medical School, and/or Law School) should consult with their advisor for suggestions for a minor:
- Majors intending to work in business and industry after completing their BA degree, should take Economics 100 and Accounting 215.We suggest a minimum of two computer courses beyond IT 101, including PSY 427 and a minor in Marketing, Management, Safety Technology.
- Majors intending to work in mental health settings after completing their BA degree, should minor in Counseling or Social Work.
- Majors who wish to use psychology as a general Liberal Arts degree, can choose any minor, in consultation with your advisor.
- Minors are not required as part of graduation requirements in the psychology department.
Minor is Psychology
Students may choose to minor in psychology, which requires a total of 15 credit hours in Psychology. Students are free to choose and 15 hours, but are encouraged to consult with a department faculty member about the appropriate choices, given their educational and career goals.