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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Minor

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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.

Program Requirements

Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 18

A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses accepted for the minor.

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 21-credit minor, due to the three-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 an equivalent to a USM psychology course must have the course approved by the Department of Psychology.

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