The psychology minor provides an introduction to human behavior and mental processes. It can serve as a useful addition to another course of study, while providing you with enough units to consider graduate studies in psychology.

Highlights

  • The minor provides a succinct overview of the psychology field.
  • Courses focus on basic concepts of psychology, statistics, the psychology of learning, child development, personality and other topics.

Career opportunities

The psychology minor provides graduates with strong critical thinking skills and a working knowledge of human behavior, both of which are invaluable benefits of a liberal arts education and excellent supplemental preparation for many professions and areas of study, especially seminary training, Christian ministry and service, social work, physical education and business employment.

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

CodeTitleUnits
PSY-120/120HGeneral Psychology3/4

Required Courses (16-18 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
PSY-310Research Methods3
Developmental

Select one course

CodeTitleUnits
PSY-350Child Development3
PSY-355Adolescent Development3
PSY-360Lifespan Development3
PSY-365Gerontology3
Clinical

Select one course

CodeTitleUnits
PSY-376Human Sexuality3
PSY-410Abnormal Psychology4
PSY-420Childhood Disabilities and Psychopathology4
PSY-440Counseling4
Sociocultural

Select one course

CodeTitleUnits
PSY-395Social Psychology3
PSY-397Community Psychology4
PSY-400Personality3
PSY-460Psychology of Religion3
PSY-471Cross-Cultural Psychology4
Psychology Elective

Select one additional psychology course (3 or 4 units)