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Psychology Minor MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose maximum of two courses:
PSYC 210 Statistics for PSYC Sciences 3
PSYC 226 Lifespan of Human Development 3
PSYC 241 PSYC-Exceptional Children 3
PSYC 280 Psych Research Methods-Design 3
Choose at least three courses:
PSYC 310 Educational Psychology 3
PSYC 320 Psych of Intprsl Relationships 3
PSYC 325 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 326 Indust-Organizational Psych 3
PSYC 331 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 341 Child Psychology 3
PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence 3
PSYC 350 Intro to Forensic Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Sensation and Perception 3
PSYC 406 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 410 Behavior Modification 3
PSYC 415 Measure-Assessment in PSYC 3
PSYC 422 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 430 Interpersonal-Cultural Percept 3
PSYC 444 Psychology of Gender 3
PSYC 478 Guided Research With Animals 3

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. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the 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
E-mail: MeralTopcu@ferris.edu

Social Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

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