Minor in Psychology (18-20 units)

The minor in psychology gives students concentrated exposure to the philosophy, history, methods and theories related to the study of the mind and behavior. The minor in psychology is appropriate for students interested in understanding how human psychological perspectives can influence their major field of study and the world around them.

A. Lower Division Requirements (6 units)

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology, 3 units

One courses from the following list 3 units:

  • PSY 212 Neurobiology & Cognitive Science (BIOL), 3 units
  • PSY 213 Developmental Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 220 Human Sexual Behavior, 3 units

B. Upper Division Requirements (12-14 units)

Two course from the following list 6-8 units:

  • PSY 310 History and Systems in Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 312 Social Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 313 Clinical and Abnormal Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 314 Behavioral Neuroscience, 4 units
  • PSY 317 Theories of Personality, 3 units
  • PSY 318 Learning, Cognition and Perception, 4 units

Six units of coursework from any psychology courses at the 300 level or above.

Fall 2009 Poster Session

Fall 2009 Psychology 301 Poster Session

Minor in Developmental Psychology (18 units)

Child and Adolescent Emphasis (18 units)

The minor in developmental psychology gives students concentrated exposure to the methods and theories related to how children and adolescents develop. Cognitive, emotional, and social perspectives will be covered as well as methods for psychological assessment. The minor in developmental psychology is appropriate for students interested in understanding how human developmental perspectives can influence their major field of study.

A. Lower Division Requirements (6 units)

Each of the following courses 6 units:

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology, 3 units
  • PSY 213 Developmental Psychology, 3 units

B. Upper Division Requirements (12 units)

Each of the following courses:

  • PSY 445 Adolescent Development, 3 units
  • PSY 461 Advanced Topics in Child and Adolescent Development, 3 units

Two courses from the following list 6 units:

  • PSY 315 Child Psychopathology, 3 units
  • PSY 317 Theories of Personality, 3 units
  • PSY 327 Parenting, 3 units
  • PSY 337 Psychological Ethics and Moral Philosophy, 3 units
  • PSY 348 Healthy Aging (NRS/SOC), 3 units