The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Psychology

 A. Program Mission Statement 

In line with the university’s mission and its emphasis on the pursuit of academic excellence, the mission of a minor in psychology at LAU is to compliment students’ major field of study with knowledge and experience that will enhance their understanding of human behavior and interdisciplinary inquiry.

B. Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) 

Upon successful completion of the program students should be able to:

For a Minor in Psychology students must choose 18 credits of the following courses:

Minor core requirements (6 credits):

Number Course Cr
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
And one of the two courses listed below:
PSY202 Child Psychology 3
Or    
PSY234 Development Across Life Span 3

Minor electives (12 credits):

Electives can be selected from the following courses:

Number Course Cr
Developmental Psychology
PSY202 Child Psychology 3
PSY234 Development Across Life Span (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY203 Psychology of Youth (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY311 Exceptional Child (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
Mind, Brain and Learning
PSY256 Sensation and Perception  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY322 Mind and Behavior  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY295 Theories of Learning  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY355 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
Socio-cultural and Organizational Psychology
PSY335 Industrial Organizational Psychology  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY204 Social Psychology  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY267 Cultural Psychology 3
Mental Health and Special Topics
PSY320  Theories of Personality (pre-requisite PSY 201)  3

PSY425 or

NUR441

 Abnormal Psychology  (pre-requisite PSY 201)

Mental Health Clinical Intensive

 3
PSY466 Counseling Psychology  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3
PSY498 Topics in Psychology  (pre-requisite PSY 201) 3

Suggested three-year study plan

This study plan is offered as a guideline only. Please consult with the department regarding the availability of course offerings for any given semester.

Year one

Fall: 3 credits

PSY201 Introduction to Psychology

Spring: 3 credits

PSY202 Child Psychology or PSY234 Development Across the Life Span

Year two

Fall: 3 credits

Any three-credit psychology course from the core or elective courses listed above.

Spring: 3 credits

Any three-credit psychology course from the core or elective courses listed above.

Year three

Fall: 3 credits

Any three-credit psychology course from the core or elective courses listed above.

Spring: 3 credits

Any three-credit psychology course from the core or elective courses listed above.


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