A minor in psychology consists of 18 credit hours (six courses). PSYC 1300 must be successfully completed with a grade of C- or higher before declaring a psychology minor. Research training, practicum, and independent study courses are available (PSYC 3099, PSYC 3199, PSYC 3299, PSYC 3399, and PSYC 4395) on a pass/fail basis. These courses will not count toward the required hours for the minor. Students must earn a C- or higher in all classes for the minor.
Cognitive Science Minor
An interdisciplinary minor focused on the study of the mind and the nature of cognition and intelligence, from the perspectives of psychology and philosophy, and potentially (depending upon which courses students elect to take) other disciplines including computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, or mathematics. Topics include the nature of cognition, consciousness, perception, memory, emotion, language acquisition, reasoning, decision-making and behavior, using tools from neuroscience, computer modeling, neural networks, artificial intelligence, and formal logic.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, incorporating the perspectives of several fields of study. Students will explore the relationship between the brain, the rest of the body, and the environment with respect to affect, behavior, and cognition. The disciplines of biology, psychology, and philosophy are particularly pertinent to this interdisciplinary minor. This interdisciplinary minor is well suited to biological sciences, health and society, and psychology majors, pre-health professions students or those interested in a career in neuroscience.