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Psychology Minor

Psychology
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 26
The undergraduate minor in psychology provides students with a basic survey of psychological theories, content areas, and methodology.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 may declare a psychology minor at any time.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Exit requirement: Minimum 2.00 (CEHSP requirement)
Psychology Minor Courses (6-7 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or ESAT 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science (4.0 cr)
or PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
or SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or Other comparable courses as approved by department.
Group I (3-4 cr)
Choose one course:
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3081 - History and Systems of Psychology (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3201 - Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
Group II (4 cr)
Choose one course:
PSY 3061 - Physiological Psychology (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3611 - Learning and Behavior (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3621 - Cognition (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3697 - Sensation and Perception (4.0 cr)
Psychology Elective Courses (10-12 cr)
PSY courses 2xxx or higher so total equals 26 credits
PSY 2xxx
PSY 3xxx
PSY 4xxx
 
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PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to modern business statistics, emphasizing problem solving through statistical decision making using case studies. Topics include organization and presentation of data, summary statistics, probability theory, distributions, statistical inference including estimation, hypothesis testing, introduction to regression and correlation, introduction to use of computers in statistical analysis. prereq: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
ESAT 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 12 cr from 3200, 3300, 3400, 3410, Exercise Science major, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures and research design in exercise science. Prepares students to conduct and analyze research projects in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and/or the psychological factors that influence exercise. prereq: 12 cr from 3200, 3300, 3400, 3410, Exercise Science major, no grad credit
PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 and psychology minors only or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific method and designs used in published psychological research including quasi-experimental and survey designs accompanied by inferential statistics used to test research questions (including correlation and analysis of variance). prereq: 1003 and psychology minors only or instructor consent
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics; introduction to correlational analysis and regression; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design analysis of variance and other parametric and nonparametric hypothesis-test statistics in the behavioral sciences. prereq: Elem Algebra, Math placement test
SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/practice of research design, sampling, data collection including field observation/surveys. Data management, analysis, and reporting of quantitative/qualitative data. Ethics/administration in sociological research. Introduction to SPSS statistical software. Lab
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.
PSY 3081 - History and Systems of Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of historical development and current status of contemporary systems and theories in psychology. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic concepts, issues, and methods involved in study of human personality; introduction to selected theories on motives, dynamics, development, and description of human nature. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mental disorders, including DSM-IV classification system, etiology, and treatment. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3201 - Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are affected by others. Social influence and interaction. Attitude measurement and change, conformity, impression formation, attribution theory, aggression, and prosocial behavior. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3061 - Physiological Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physiological basis of behavior, including central and peripheral nervous systems, sensory processes as they relate to perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, intelligence, and learning. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3611 - Learning and Behavior
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of basic learning and behavior processes including the evolution of behavior, pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, and elementary cognitive processes. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3621 - Cognition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An overview of cognitive processes, using historical, philosophical, biological, and experimental perspectives. Course topics include attention, perception, knowledge representation memory, language, thinking, reasoning, and decision-making. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3697 - Sensation and Perception
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories, methods, and findings in study of sensory and perceptual processes; psychophysics and psychophysiology of visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, cutaneous, kinesthetic, vestibular, and pain senses; analysis of perceptions of constancy, illusion, space, time, motion, and form.