Department of Psychology

Minor in Psychology

Students majoring in other fields are eligible to earn a minor in Psychology, which will demonstrate that they have taken a rigorous and comprehensive set of courses within the discipline. Such students are looking to broaden their educational experience with a designated program of study. This background can complement professional preparation of students in a diverse number of fields ranging from social and behavioral sciences, social services and human resources, applied health science, and business.

Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 18

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

Required Courses:
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Three 300-level or above courses (9 credits)
Any additional PSY courses (6 credits)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for all psychology (PSY) courses except PSY 201 Statistics in Psychology. No more than 3 credits total of PSY 401 Research Apprenticeship, PSY 405 Teaching Apprenticeship, or PSY 410 Internship/Field Experience may be used toward the 18 required credits. Students electing to take PSY 205 Experimental Methodology will effectively complete a 19-credit minor, due to the one-credit PSY 206 Methodology Lab corequisite requirement.

A minimum of 12 psychology credits must be taken at USM. A student who wishes to include as part of their minor any transfer course not established as equivalent to a USM psychology course must have the course approved by the Department of Psychology.