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Minor in Psychology

Want to take a Minor in Psychology?  Please  submit your minor change requests through the DUCK.

Curriculum (18 hours required)

Six of these hours include two foundation courses: PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology and PSYC 2103 Introduction to Development. Students would then complete two additional required upper division courses: PSYC 3130 Social Psychology and PSYC 3350 Abnormal Psychology. Finally, students will select an additional 6 hours of upper division courses that are tailored to their individual interests and majors.

Outcomes for the Minor in Psychology will include two of the outcomes for the Major:

  • Understand and apply the major concepts, findings, and theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing.

Because the minor includes only 18 hours of coursework in Psychology compared to as many as 54 hours in the major, aspects of the remaining learning outcomes for the major may be achieved depending upon the electives chosen by the student:

  • Evaluate research critically and apply research methodologies used in psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and career opportunities for those with psychology-related degrees.
  • Understand and apply the ethical standards set forth by the American Psychological Association.

Lower Division Requirements

(Take both courses, 6 hours total)

  • PSYC 1101 Intro to General Psychology*
  • PSYC 2103 Intro to Human Development

Upper Division Requirements

(Take both courses, 6 hours total)

  • PSYC 3130 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3350 Abnormal Psychology

Psychology Electives

(Choose 2 from the following, 6 hours total)

*Note: Either MATH 1231 Statistics or PSYC 2105 Statistics for Psychology must be taken as a prerequisite for this course.

**Note: PSYC 3560 must be taken as a prerequisite for this course 

  • PSYC 3100 Interpersonal Communication and Helping Skills
  • PSYC 3140 Crisis Intervention
  • PSYC 3150 Group Dynamics
  • PSYC 3160 Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 3170 Psychology of the African American Experience
  • PSYC 3180 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 3210 Abnormal Child Psychology**
  • PSYC 3300 Ethics and Professional Issues
  • PSYC 3510 Psychological Testing and Measurement**
  • PSYC 3520 Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 3530 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 3560 Research Methods in Psychology*
  • PSYC 3570 Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3580 Addictions
  • PSYC 3801 Selected Topics in Psychology I
  • PSYC 3802 Selected Topics in Psychology II
  • PSYC 4110 The Psychology of Gender**
  • PSYC 4120 Physiological Psychology**
  • PSYC 4130 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology**
  • PSYC 4160 Death and Dying
  • PSYC 4180 Adulthood and Aging**
  • PSYC 4190 Adolescent Psychology**
  • PSYC 4540 Introduction to Learning and Behavior**
  • PSYC 4550 Introduction to Program Evaluation**
  • PSYC 4560 Infancy**
  • PSYC 4801  Selected Topics in Psychology III
  • PSYC 4802 Selected Topics in Psychology IV
  • PSYC 4900 Directed Readings in Psychology

• All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

• At least two upper division (3000/4000 level) courses must be completed at Clayton State University to fulfill residency requirements.

• Courses used to fulfill area A-E in core curriculum can not be applied to the minor.

o *If you have taken PSYC 1101 as part of your major’s AREA E core requirements, then you may substitute PSYC 2110

• Only one Selected Topics course (3801, 3802, 4801, or 4802) or Directed Readings (4900) may be used to meet this requirement.


Graduation Application (MUST be attached to your application for your Major when submitting that application)

Minor in Psychology Graduation Worksheet