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Students must complete all pre-minor and minor courses with a “C” or better. In addition, students wishing to declare a Psychology minor must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

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Summary of Requirements

Required pre-minor courses 3 credits

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior, providing an overview of the major issues, methods, and contributions of psychology. Content areas include development, language, learning, cognition, physiological psychology intelligence, and abnormal and social psychology.

Required psychology courses 9 credits

In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Specific attention will be paid to cultural and ethnic diversity in development.

The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.

This course serves as an introduction to psychopathology in adults and children. Students will be introduced to the classification used by psychologists, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. Disorders such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, cognitive disorders, personality disorders and sexual and gender dysphoria will be covered. Historical background, causes, and some treatment approaches will also be included.

Elective psychology courses 9 credits

Choose any three psychology courses in consultation with the department.

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Minor in Psychology

Deborah McCaw

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