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Psychology

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Psychology minor?

The psychology minor will enable you to see how psychological variables play an important role in our daily interactions with other people. You will learn how perceptions influence decision-making, how psychological forces shape our opinions and behavior.

Employers list the following skills as extremely important: Interpersonal, teamwork, analytical, oral communications, flexibility, written communications, leadership, and co-op experience. Completing a minor in Psychology will teach you these skills as well as organizational skills, research skills, problem solving skills, environmental skills, and social skills. Graduating with a minor in psychology will make you more effective in your chosen profession, and therefore more marketable.

Admission Requirements

This psychology minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. An average GPA of 2.0 or higher must be achieved for the courses to count towards the minor. Students in the minor will select courses in consultation with a FSU faculty psychologist, the social sciences department head, or other qualified member of the social sciences department, who can direct them towards the courses most relevant in their major. Only three credits of Independent Study, PSYC 297 or PSYC 497 can apply towards the minor. The psychology minor requires a minimum of 18 credits.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Meral Topcu  
PHONE: 231-591-2751
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Social Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Introduction to Psychology
3
Choose maximum of two courses:
Statistics for PSYC Sciences
3
Lifespan of Human Development
3
PSYC-Exceptional Children
3
Psych Research Methods-Design
3
Choose at least three courses:
Educational Psychology
3
Psych of Intprsl Relationships
3
Social Psychology
3
Indust-Organizational Psych
3
Psychology of Personality
3
Child Psychology
3
Psychology of Adolescence
3
Intro to Forensic Psychology
3
Physiological Psychology
3
Sensation and Perception
3
Principles of Learning
3
Cognitive Psychology
3
Behavior Modification
3
Measure-Assessment in PSYC
3
Abnormal Psychology
3
Interpersonal-Cultural Percept
3
Psychology of Gender
3
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