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Suggested Psychology Minor Courses

The psychology courses you take as your minor are up to you, but should be selected to satisfy your curiosity about an area of psychology or to compliment your major.

Some suggested courses for the minor are listed according to interest areas. Remember, these are just suggestions and you are free to modify them according to your particular interests and needs. Any six psychology courses makes a minimum minor.

  1. Interest in Personal Understanding

    PSY 103 - Toward Self Understanding
    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 232 - Developmental Psychology
    PSY 235 - Personality Theory
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 261 - The Alcohol-Troubled Person
    PSY 335 - The Psychology of Social Behavior
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 430 - Intimate Relationships
    PSY 480 - Psychology of Women

  2. Interest in Child Development or Child Psychology

    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 232 - Developmental Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 305 - Field Experience in Psychology
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 384 - Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 432 - Advanced Developmental
    PSY 434 _ Psychological Testing
    PSY 442 - The Exceptional Child

  3. Interest in Academic Psychology

    (perhaps with graduate school in mind)
    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 232 - Developmental Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 200 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology
    PSY 301 - Introduction to Experimental Psychology
    PSY 310 - History and Systems
    PSY 335 - The Psychology of Social Behavior
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 381 - Physiological Psychology
    PSY 391 - Theories of Learning
    PSY 384 - Cognitive Psychology

  4. Interest in Related Applied Areas such as Counseling, Sports Psychology, Art or Music Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Social Work

    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 232 - Developmental Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 305 - Field Experience in Psychology
    PSY 335 - The Psychology of Social Behavior
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 480 - Psychology of Women
    PSY 434 - Psychological Testing
    PSY 442 - The Exceptional Child
    PSY 460 - The Substance Abused Person

  5. Interest in Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Certificate available)

    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 436 - Psychotropic Drugs and Therapy
    PSY 460* - The Substance Troubled Person
    PSY 465* - Introduction to Crisis Intervention
    ONE other psychology course such as PSY 361, PSY 434 or
    PSY 305
    *Note - In order to Qualify for the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate you must also take HDF 450 Introduction to Counseling

  6. Interest in Applied Behavioral Psychology (Certificate available)

    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 232 - Developmental Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 442 - The Exceptional Individual
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 471 - Applied Behavioral Analysis
    PSY 473 - Practicum in Behavioral Analysis
    Note - Only one of PSY 232 and 254 is required for the certificate.

  7. Interest in Business

    PSY 113 - General Psychology
    PSY 254 - Behavior Problems and Personality Disorders
    PSY 305 - Field Experience in Psychology
    PSY 335 - The Psychology of Social Behavior
    PSY 361 - Learning
    PSY 434 - Psychological Testing
    PSY 460 - The Substance Troubled Person
    PSY 479 - Industrial Organizational Psychology