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Penn State Harrisburg

Psychology Minor (PSY)

Contact: Abington College, Michael Bernstein,; Altoona College, Brad Pinter,; Capital College, Cobi Micahel,; Penn State Beaver, Kevin Bennett,; Penn State Berks, Erin Johnson,; Penn State Brandywine, Pauline Guerin,; Penn State Fayette, Russ Filburn,; Penn State Greater Allegheny, Eilzabeth Mazur,; Penn State Lehigh Valley, Kevin Kelley,; 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 301, 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 301(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


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