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Psychology Minor

A minor in Psychology is available to students seeking an understanding of human behavior in order to complement their majors or for their own personal enrichment. The courses in the minor provide students with a basic background in psychology and allow them to elect courses to support other interests and majors.

Requirements for Minor in Psychology

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 215 Biopsychology : 3 Credits

Complete one of the following: 3-4 Credits
PSY 202 Human Development
PSY 208 Developmental Science: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood : 4 Credits

Complete two courses for the Core:
PSY 301 Social Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 304 Counceling : 3 Credits
PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 313 Learning : 3 Credits
PSY 406 Personality : 3 Credits
PSY 440 Cognition : 3 Credits

Complete one Elective*:
PSY 242 Problems of Alcohol and Drug Dependency : 3 Credits
PSY 305 Persuasion and Social Influence : 3 Credits
PSY 317 Motivation : 3 Credits
PSY 325 Community Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 326 Health Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 329 Evolutionary Psychology: 3 Credits
PSY 339 Psychology and Law : 3 Credits
PSY 348 Special Topics in Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 365 Close Relationships : 3 Credits
*Students may select a third Core course.

Minimum total for minor: 18-19 Credits

Minor Policy

Minors may be declared any time before the completion of the drop/add period in the first term of the senior year or before completion of 87 credit hours, whichever comes later.

Successful completion of at least a one course in the minor is a prerequisite to such declaration.

Only two of the required minor courses may also count toward major or another minor’s requirements.  A minimum of half the required credits for the minor must be completed at Sage.

GPA in Minor required (minimum): 2.200 or higher