Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Altoona

Psychology Minor - ARCHIVE

Abington College (PSYAB)
Altoona College (PSYAL)
Capital College (PSYCA)
University College (PSYCC): Penn State Beaver, Penn State Fayette, Penn State Greater Allegheny, Penn State New Kensington, Penn State Schuylkill
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (PSY)
World Campus

Contact: Abington College, Gary Calore,; Altoona College, Brad Pinter,; Capital College, Catherine Surra,; Penn State Beaver, Kevin Bennett,; Penn State Fayette, Russ Filburn,; Penn State Greater Allegheny, Eilzabeth Mazur,; Penn State New Kensington, K. R. Bridges,; Penn State Schuylkill, Helen Hendy,; College of the Liberal Arts, Richard Carlson,


The Psychology minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains within psychology, knowledge and skills related to research methods in psychology, and deeper knowledge of research, theory, and application in one or two specific content domains. Students completing this minor will find a flexible selection of coursework in psychology. The content domains from which students may select courses include biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial-organizational, and social psychology. Students may choose courses that emphasize theory or application of psychological principles. A number of these courses examine the application of psychological research to societal issues.

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. Students minoring in Psychology at University Park are encouraged to consult the Psychology Advising Center early in the process of planning their minor.

The Psychology minor may be appropriate for students pursuing graduate training or professional careers in fields such as health, business, education, and human services, as well as in psychology.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


PSYCH 100 GS(3), PSYCH 301W(4) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 11 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in PSYCH (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Review Date: 12/20/02

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

Minor Consolidation 6/4/2013


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking