Minor in Psychology (Professional)

The psychology minor introduces students to the study of human thought and behavior.

18 units


PRPS 110General Psychology 13
PRPS 290Human Growth and Development 13
Select 12 units from the following:12
Data Analysis in Psychology
Introduction to Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Credentialing
Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Social Psychology
Sports Psychology
History of Psychology
Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development 1
Psychology of Adult Development
Abnormal Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Conflict Management and Mediation
Psychology of Personality
Health Psychology
Community Psychology
Multicultural Psychology 2
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Exceptional Children
Group Process
Intervention Strategies with Children
Psychosocial Interventions in Pediatric Health Care
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of the Family
Counseling Theory
Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Cognition
Field Experience 3
Drugs, Behavior, and Society
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurological and Behavioral Disorders
Research Experience I 3
Psychological Testing and Measurement
Stress and Coping
Professional Studies in Child Life
Special Topics in Psychology
Writing 3: Senior Seminar in Psychology and Christian Integration 4
Directed Research
Writing 2: Psychology Subdisciplines and Career Trajectories 5
Total Units18

Meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 2 requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE- Students demonstrate a working knowledge of psychology's content domains, key theories, concepts, principles, themes, and applications of psychology in society.
  2. CRTICIAL THINKING, SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION- Students demonstrate effective expression of critical thought and scientific inquiry in their engagement with (a) psychology literature, (b) conduct of psychological research, and (c) written, (d) oral, and interpersonal communication.
  3. VALUES AND ETHICS- Students (a) demonstrate knowledge of the APA ethical (a.1) and multicultural ethical (a.2) standards for the practice of psychology and are able to utilize those standards in decision making and actions in scientific inquiry (a.3), sociocultural (a.4), and interpersonal contexts (a.5). Students (b) articulate and behaviorally express values that build and enhance interpersonal relationships and community engagement at local, multicultural, and cross cultural levels.
  4. APPLICATION TO VOCATION- Students demonstrate the ability to utilize and apply psychological knowledge and professional skills to: (a) develop vocational post-baccalaureate goals, (b) work collaboratively with diverse others, (c) serve others needs, (d) self-regulate and manage projects successfully, and (e) solve increasingly complex problems.
  5. FAITH INTEGRATION- Students demonstrate skill in the integration of Christian faith and theology with the science of psychology as it relates to the nature and content of: humanity (F1), knowledge (F2), values and ethics (F3), and vocational and spiritual formation (F4).