Psychology Minor

The aim of the Psychology minor is to give students an understanding of how to deal with interpersonal relationships, mental disorders, problem solving skills, and crisis management skills.

Required Courses

The following courses are required:

  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 4103) - 3 hrs*
  • Adolescent Psychology (PSYC 3123) - 3 hrs*
  • Child Psychology (PSYC 3113) - 3 hrs*

Select 9 hours from the following:

  • Educational Psychology (PSYC 3323) - 3 hrs*
  • Group Processes (PSYC 4263) - 3 hrs*
  • Industrial Organization (PSYC 4203) - 3 hrs*
  • Introduction to Christian Counseling (PSYC 4523) - 3 hrs*
  • Learning and Cognition (PSYC 3193) - 3 hrs*
  • Life Span Psychology (PSYC 2223) - 3 hrs*
  • Marriage and Family (PSYC 3353) - 3 hrs*
  • Psychology of Personality (PSYC 3143) - 3 hrs*
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 3163) - 3 hrs*
  • Special Topics (PSYC 4903) - 3 hrs*
  • Tests and Measurements (PSYC 4183) - 3 hrs*

Note: Students must meet the prerequisites before enrolling in the courses.

Course Descriptions:


PSYC 3113 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
3 hours
This course is an investigation of the relationship between the child's development and environmental influences with observations of child behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

PSYC 3123 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY3 hours
This course is a study of the physical growth, glandular changes, and emotions of adolescents including interests, religious experience, and social adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

PSYC 3323 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 hours
This course is a study of the application of psychological principles to learning and behavior. Results of research as applied to classroom learning and motivation are studied together with factors which help or hinder effective learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123.

PSYC 3353 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3 hours
This course presents factors in self-understanding and interpersonal relations. Mate selection, changing roles of men and women, and problems of marital adjustments are investigated from a Christian perspective. Socialization of children and problems of parenthood are also considered. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123 and Junior/Senior standing.

PSYC 4103 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 hours
This course will provide students a general introduction to the study of abnormalities and the factors which make up such abnormalities. It includes a presentation of the biological, psychological, and sociological factors which are correlated with maladaptive behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123 and Junior/Senior standing.

PSYC 4523 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELING 3 hours
This is an introductory course to develop basic counseling skills for those who plan to serve as pastors, missionaries, or other Christian workers. It includes a study of the various approaches, methods, and resources which may be used in counseling in a Christian context. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123 or permission of the instructor.