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Psychology (Minor)

About the Program

The field of psychology is broad and relevant to a variety of disciplines. The minor is offered for those students who wish to follow a systematic plan of study in psychology while completing a major in another department. Specifically, the minor is designed to give students a broad background in psychology. As designed, the minor is flexible and should meet the needs of many students. Accordingly, students should seek advisement to determine what courses would best suit their own particular interests and needs. To fulfill the requirements of the minor, students will be required to take 21 hours in psychology to be distributed in the following manner:

About the Psychology Department

C312 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6215
Fax: (716) 878-6228

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr

Required Courses (3 cr)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Electives (18)
1. Students must choose at least one course from three of the following three areas (9cr)

a. Bio/Cognitive Psychology
PSY 304 Learning: Theory and Research
PSY 308 Sensation and Perception
PSY 321 Comparative Animal Psychology
PSY 330 Psychological Power of Language
PSY 340 Cognitive Psychology

b. Social/Developmental Psychology
PSY 325 Social Behavior
PSY 327 Adult Development and Aging I
PSY 355 Life-span Developmental Psychology
PSY 356 Child Development
PSY 357 Adolescent and Young Adult Development
PSY 370 Environmental Psychology I

c. Clinical/Applied Psychology
PSY 311 Personality: Theory and Research
PSY 365 Workplace Psychology
PSY 367 Organizational Psychology
PSY 375 Forensic Psychology
PSY 376 Health Psychology
PSY 392 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 393 Abnormal Child Psychology

2. Students must complete three additional courses at the 300- or 400-level. At least one of these courses must be at the 400-level. (9 credits)

Note: PSY 306 and PSY 450 are highly recommend for students planning to go to graduate school in Psychology or a related field.

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