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.

The minimum number of credits required for the minor in psychology: 18

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

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 towards 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 wishing 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.

Required Courses:

     PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr)
     Three 300-level or above courses (9 cr)
     Any additional PSY courses (6 cr)