Psychology, Minor

Psychology is the scientific approach to understanding human emotions, thoughts and behavior. It helps us understand the way humans perceive, learn about and act in the world. Psychologists examine the biological, environmental and psychological reasons behind the complexities of attitudes and actions. We seek to describe, explain, predict and change behavior and mental processes for the betterment of individuals of all ages, families, groups and society as a whole. 

The psychology minor is less intensive than the major. It consists of six courses (18 credit hours, compared to 38 credits for the major), including one required course and five elective courses, three of which must be upper-division courses. Students completing the minor find that they have a flexible selection of course work in psychology. The minor is a good complement to those studying nursing, criminology, sociology, education, business and the various majors that prepare students for a career in the health professions.