Psychology Minor

The psychology minor satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in psychology. As a psychology minor, you must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department website for requirements.

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Psychology electives: 16 credits *
PSY 100SS - Exploring Psychology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) In this course students learnhow, using methodologies such asobservation, survey and experimentation, psychological science exploresthe causes and consequences of human action. An overview of majorfindings from the field of psychology such as biological bases ofbehavior, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development,personality, intelligence, psychopathology and therapy, the effect ofothers on individuals will be discussed and students will be encouragedto apply this knowledge to their own views and actions. Students willconsider why the integration of faith and science in understanding humansis important and will explore ways of accomplishing this integration.
PSY 215 - Research Design and Introductory Statistics
This course acquaints the student with basic empirical research techniques in the behavioral sciences including political science, psychology, social work and sociology. The course aims to enable the student to function as a conductor and a consumer of behavioral science research. Techniques include: observation, questionnaire and survey, interview, single-subject designs, qualitative research, and experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies. Topics include: descriptive and basic inferential statistics, sampling methods and research ethics. Prerequisites: PSY111, SOC101, PSC101, or PSC105, and fulfillment of the general education math requirement. (4 credits)

Total credits required: 24


*Note: at least 4 credits must be at the 300-level or above, excluding PSY390 and PSY420. (Students completing a major in sociology who have completed SOC340, Sociological Research, and who complete a psychology minor may complete a different 4-credit psychology course in place of PSY215, Research Methods I.)