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.
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
Three 300-level or above courses (9 credits)
Any additional PSY courses (6 credits)
Successful completion of PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology is the prerequisite for all other 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.