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.
A Minor in Psychology seeks to:
- demonstrate and communicate effectively a broad knowledge of psychological concepts and theories and apply them to individual, cultural, and social contexts and
- demonstrate competence in critical thinking and skeptical inquiry when applying psychological modalities to different contexts.
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 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:
Electives (12 credits)
Electives may be chosen from the following courses:
- 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
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.)
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.