Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

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Psychology Minor

The minor in psychology (reference number 438) requires a minimum of 21 semester hours including PSY 100. The courses must be PSY courses, PSYS courses that have been deemed equivalent to PSY courses will also count as noted below. Talk with your minor advisor about doing an iCAP exception form for other PSYS courses. The minor program is designed by the student with the approval of the student's advisor. At least twelve hours of the course work must be in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above).

To declare a psychology minor, login to your Topnet account. Once in TopNet, click on Student Services, Student Records, and finally Change Major, Minor, Concentration, Advisor. Scroll down to Psychology minor (438) and then follow the instructions.

You may select from the following courses: (PSY 100 is a prerequisite for all but PSY 199, PSY 250, & PSY 350; other prerequisites are noted).

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 199 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 210 Research Methods in Psychology (Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better; corequisite: PSY 211)
  • PSY 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory (Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better; corequisite: PSY 210)
  • PSY 250 Adjustment and Personal Growth
  • PSY 290 / PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
  • PSY 299 Selected Topics in Psychology (seminar)
  • PSY 301 Statistics in Psychology (Prerequisite PSY 210 and PSY 211 with a C or better)
  • PSY 340 Sport Psychology
  • PSY 350 Social Psychology (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing)
  • PSY 355 Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology (Prerequisites: PSY 100 and sophomore standing)
  • PSY 371 The Psychology of Sales Behavior

To take any of the courses listed below, you must have earned at least 60 hours of credit (be of Junior standing):

  • PSY 390 Field Experience in Psychology (Prerequisites: Psychology major or minor with 12 hours in psychology and approval of the department, or Gerontology minor with 12 hours in the minor including PSYS 423 and approval of the department; 2.5 GPA in psychology or Gerontology)
  • PSY 410 Psychology of Learning (Prerequisites: PSY 210 and PSY 211 with a grade of C or better)
  • PSY 412 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
  • PSY 421 Psychology of Early Adolescence (note: PSY 421 and PSY 422 cannot both be counted toward the minor)
  • PSY 422 Adolescent Psychology (note: PSY 421 and PSY 422 cannot both be counted toward the minor)
  • PSY 432 Psychology of the Gifted and Creative
  • PSY 435 Moral Development and Education
  • PSY 440 Abnormal Psychology (Prerequisites: Six hours in psychology, including PSY 100)
  • PSY 441 Psychological Aspects of Alcoholism (Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 440 and permission of instructor)
  • PSY 442 Beginning Skills in Psychological Interviewing (Prerequisites: Six hours in psychology, including PSY 100, and permission of instructor)
  • PSY 443 Behavior Modification (Prerequisites: Six hours in psychology, including PSY 100)
  • PSY 455 Introduction to Clinical Practice of Psychology (Prerequisites : PSY 440 or PSYS 450)
  • PSY 470 Psychology and Law
  • PSY 490 / PSYS 490 Research, Readings or Special Projects in Psychology (Prerequisite: permission of faculty supervisor)
  • PSY 495 History and Systems of Psychology (Prerequisites: Nine hours in psychology, including PSY 100)
  • PSY 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (Prerequisites: 12 hours in psychology, including PSY 100, and senior level classification)

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