Psychology Minor

Add a Human Factor to Your Degree

Wondering how to set yourself apart from the job-searching crowd? A minor in psychology will equip you with the interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace and beyond—and such a skill set is highly valued by employers.

Our minor’s course of study offers students great flexibility: you will take one required course, Introduction to Psychology (PSY2000), and work with your advisor to elect 15 additional credits that complement your major. In short, you will explore the scientific methods that psychologists employ in the prediction and modification of human behavior, as well as a range of perspectives and content areas in psychology. Students can expect to glean the following from the minor program:

  • an appreciation for the variety of influences on human behavior;
  • an understanding of psychological research and the applications of psychology;
  • interpersonal skills, including cross-cultural understanding;
  • increased critical-thinking skills; and
  • insight into human reasoning and decision making.

A minor in psychology is advantageous in any field that requires significant interaction with people. Students majoring in the following areas may find our minor to be particularly relevant:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Pre-Medicine