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:

  • Understand and apply key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

  • Describe applications of psychology and use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy by incorporating sociological factors in scientific inquiry
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
  • Understand values that build community at local, national, or global levels

The minor will complement the ongoing cross-disciplinary activities of the MSUN College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE), as well as the College of Technical Sciences (COTS), and the College of Health Sciences (COHS), by providing opportunities for all students regardless of major, to gain a knowledge of psychology.

PSYX 100Intro to Psychology3
PSYX 230Developmental Psychology3
Electives (complete 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper division)
PSYX 150Drugs and Society3
PSYX 217Community Psychology
PSYX 238Adolescent Psychology3
PSYX 305Ecological Psychology
PSYX 340Abnormal Psychology3
PSYX 360Social Psychology3
PSYX 361Industrial Organizational Psyx3
PSYX 362Multicultural Psychology3
PSYX 382Forensic Psychology3
PSYX 383Health Psychology3
PSYX 385Psychology of Personality3
EDU 225Intro to Education Psychology3
KIN 440Sport Psychology3
Total Minor Credits 24