Psychology Minor

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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.


  • 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.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

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Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

PSY 120
PSY 120H
General Psychology
or General Psychology
or 4

Required Courses (16-18 Units)

PSY 310Research Methods3

Select one course

PSY 350Child Development3
PSY 355Adolescent Development3
PSY 360Life-Span Development3
PSY 365Gerontology3

Select one course

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

Select one course

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)