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The psychology minor flexibly addresses the needs and interests of students who recognize that an understanding of psychological processes and of scientific research are important components of their undergraduate education.

Why minor in psychology?

Adding a psychology minor provides an additional, crucial area of competency and can be of great use and benefit to students who are majoring in fields as varied as business, communications, and IST, just to name a few, and to students taking a pre-med curriculum or planning to attend law school. For example, pre-med students find the psychology minor valuable for understanding the psychological aspects of human development, health and well-being, and abnormal and clinical psychology. Students in business, communications, and economics gain marketable skills from coursework in social psychology, research methods, and industrial/organizational psychology.

Students who minor in psychology may also qualify for Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.

Requirements for the Psychology Minor (PSYCC): 18 credits

Prescribed courses: (7 credits)

PSYCH 100 GS(3), PSYCH 301W (4)

The required research methods course, PSYCH 301W, carries a statistics prerequisite that can be met by either PSYCH 200 or STAT 200. STAT 200 does not count toward the minimum 18 credits required for the minor.

Additional Courses: (11 credits)

Select 11 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in PSYCH

More information on the Psychology Minor (PSYCC), requirements and courses can also be found in the University Bulletin.

For more information

To explore the psychology minor, contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur: emazur@psu.edu.

Interested in pursuing a psychology minor at Penn State Greater Allegheny? Complete the Application for the Psychology Minor (pdf), have it signed by your academic adviser, and submit it to Dr. Elizabeth Mazur: emazur@psu.edu.

 

Psychology students present their research at the Fall 2009 Teaching International Student Conference.
Students present poster at Fall 2009 Teaching International Student Conference

On campus between Frable and Main