The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology at LAU will compliment your major field of study with knowledge and experience that will enhance your understanding of human behavior and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to:

For a Minor in Psychology you 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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