Graduates of the Minor in Psychology are prepared to pursue careers in schools, human resources, entry-level mental health facilities, entry-level research projects, and humanitarian and community agencies.
In line with LAU’s mission and its emphasis on the pursuit of academic excellence, the mission of a Minor in Psychology is to complement students’ major field of study with knowledge and experience that will enhance their understanding of human behavior and interdisciplinary inquiry.
A Minor in Psychology seeks to:
- provide general knowledge of the discipline of psychology, and its sub-specialties, as it applies to a diversity of populations in diverse setting with an emphasis on both theory and research, and
- cultivate competence in critical thinking by applying the scientific method.
Upon successful completion of the Minor in Psychology, students will:
- demonstrate a general understanding of psychological theories and concepts,
- differentiate among the psychological sub-specialties,
- critically evaluate psychological research, and
- apply psychological concepts and theories to other fields and their daily lives in order to understand behaviors of individuals and groups.
A total of 18 credits are required to graduate with a Minor in Psychology, distributed as follows:
- Core Courses (6 credits)
- Electives (12 credits)
A senior project is required of all students in addition to successful completion of the course of study.
Core Courses (6 credits)
1 or PSY234 Development Across the Life Span (3 cr.)
Electives (12 credits)
Electives may be chosen from one or more of the following areas:
- PSY202 Child Psychology (3 cr.)
- PSY203 Psychology of Youth (3 cr.)
- PSY234 Development Across the Life Span (3 cr.)
- PSY311 Exceptional Child (3 cr.)
Mind, Brain, & Learning
- PSY256 Sensation & Perception (3 cr.)
- PSY295 Theories of Learning (3 cr.)
- PSY322 Mind & Behavior (3 cr.)
- PSY355 Biological Basis of Behavior (3 cr.)
Socio-Cultural & Organizational Psychology
- PSY204 Social Psychology (3 cr.)
- PSY267 Cultural Psychology (3 cr.)
- PSY335 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)
Mental Health & Special Topics
- NUR441 Mental Health Clinical Intensive (3 cr.)
- PSY320 Theories of Personality (3 cr.)
- PSY425 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
- PSY466 Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)
- PSY498 Topics in Psychology (3 cr.)
The Minor in Psychology encourages students to get involved in a large variety of extracurricular activities, including among others the Psychology Lecture Series i.e. ASOM, Neuroscience Student Movement, Psychology Club, Summer Research Circle, volunteer placement in the community, and SPSS Workshops.