Minor in Psychology Program Requirements (19 credit hours)
- PSYC-200 General Psychology (4 cr.)
- PSYC-202 Statistics and Research Methods I (3 cr.)
Select one course from each of the following three groups (9 cr.)
- Group A (3 cr.)
- PSYC-350 Physiological Psychology, or
- PSYC-370 Theories of Learning, or
- PSYC-373 Human Perception
- PSYC-375 Cognitive Psychology
- Group B (3 cr.)
- PSYC-330 Psychology of Personality, or
- PSYC-340 Abnormal Psychology
- Group C (3 cr.)
- PSYC-310 Developmental Psychology, or
- PSYC-360 Social Psychology
- One elective course in psychology (200 or 300 level) 3 cr.
See Notes below for additional information about earning a minor in psychology.
Minor in Gerontology Program Requirements (18 credit hours)
The minor in gerontology is designed to help meet the need for trained professionals in the field of aging. Students gain theoretical knowledge about the process of aging as well as the practical knowledge needed to work with the aged. Courses focus on both middle-aged and older adults.
- PSYC-AGED-221 Introduction to Gerontology (3 cr.)
- PSYC-AGED-384 Psychotherapy with the Aging (3 cr.)
- PSYC-AGED-385 Psychosocial Development and Aging (3 cr.)
- PSYC-AGED-386 Seminar in Aging (3 cr.)
- Practicum or field placement (3 cr.)
- An interdisciplinary elective (3 cr.)
Psychology courses used as electives within the minor must be at the 200 or 300 level. No more than one 200 level course may be used here.
Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors. For transfer students at least one half of the courses applied to the major (15 semester hours) or minors (9 semester hours) must be taken at Northeastern.
No more than two courses (6 semester hours) transferred in from junior/community colleges may be applied to the major or minors. Junior/community college courses may not be used in place of 300-level Northeastern courses. Students who transfer in an approved 3 semester hour course equivalent to General Psychology may complete the major with 30 semester hours, or the psychology minor with 18 semester hours.
The same courses may not be used to fill requirements in two different programs within the department.