Academic Catalog 2021–2022

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Minor in Psychology


In line with the university’s mission and its emphasis on the pursuit of academic excellence, the mission of a minor in psychology at LAU is to compliment students’ major field of study with knowledge and experience that will enhance their understanding of human behavior and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Program Objectives

A Minor in Psychology seeks to:

  1. demonstrate and communicate effectively a broad knowledge of psychological concepts and theories and apply them to individual, cultural, and social contexts and
  2. demonstrate competence in critical thinking and skeptical inquiry when applying psychological modalities to different contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Minor in Psychology, students will:

  1. demonstrate a general understanding of psychological theories and concepts,
  2. differentiate among the psychological sub-specialties,
  3. critically evaluate psychological research, and
  4. apply psychological concepts and theories to other fields and 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)

  • PSY201 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)

And one of the following 2 courses:

  • PSY202 Child Psychology (3 cr.) or
  • PSY234 Development Across the Life Span (3 cr.)

Electives (12 credits)

Electives may be chosen from the following courses:

Developmental Psychology

  • PSY202 Child Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY234 Development Across the Life Span (3 cr.)
  • PSY304 Psychology of Youth (3 cr.)
  • PSY311 Exceptional Child (3 cr.)

Mind, Brain and Learning

  • PSY303 Introduction to Neuroscience (3 cr.)
  • PSY322 Mind & Behavior (3 cr.)
  • PSY324 Theories of Learning (3 cr.)

Socio-Cultural & Organizational Psychology

  • PSY323 Social Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY335 Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)

Health, Mental Health & Special Topics

  • PSY302 Health Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY320 Theories of Personality (3 cr.)
  • PSY326 Introduction to Psychometrics (3 cr.)
  • PSY425 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.) or NUR441 Mental Health Clinical Intensive (3 cr.)
  • PSY466 Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY498 Topics in Psychology (3 cr.)

Extracurricular Activities

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.