Psychology

Mission Statement

The MSUN psychology program is committed to the discovery of knowledge about the mind, brain, and behavior for the benefit of growth and development in students' academic, personal, and professional lives.

Learning Outcomes for Psychology, minor

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

  • Develop a working knowledge of psychology's content domains

  • Describe applications of psychology

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy

  • Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving

  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

  • Build and enhance interpersonal relationships

  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, or global levels

  • Interact effectively with others

  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

The minor will complement the ongoing cross-disciplinary activities of the MSUN college of Education, Arts, Sciences and Nursing (CEASN), as well as the College of Technical Sciences (COTS), by providing opportunities for all students regardless of major to learn about psychology.

PSYX 100Intro to Psychology3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology3
PSYX 360Social Psychology3
PSYX 361Industrial Organizational Psyx3
Elective Courses (must complete 12 credits)
PSYX 340Abnormal Psychology3
PSYX 362Multicultural Psychology3
PSYX 382Forensic Psychology3
PSYX 383Health Psychology3
PSYX 238Adolescent Psychology3
PSYX 150Drugs and Society3
KIN 440Sport Psychology3
Total Minor Credits 24