A Psychology minor can be a wonderful addition to any degree as it allows you to learn about human emotions, thoughts, and behavior. The Minor in Psychology complements students' studies in a wide range of disciplines and broadens their career preparation. Students acquire an understanding and application of the basic principles of psychology as well as a background in the scientific methods used to describe, predict, understand, and explain human behaviour. Whether you are in Psychiatric Nursing and interested in psychopathology, Criminology and interested in forensic psychology, in Education and interested in developmental processes, or in Biology and interested in neuroscience, you can find courses to provide breadth and depth to complement your primary major while providing insight into the understanding of psychology.
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Students pursuing a Minor in Psychology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must complete the following requirements for the Psychology Minor. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
Psychology courses at the 3000 or 4000 level are accessible to all students who have completed the prerequisites, many of which are included in the Psychology minor. Please refer to specific courses for more detailed information about prerequisites.
|1000 and 2000 Level|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3|
|PSYC 1200||Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications||3|
|PSYC 2300||Applied Statistics||3|
|PSYC 2315||Brain and Behaviour||3|
|PSYC 2400||Research Methods in Psychology I||3|
|Select at least one of the following:||3|
|History and Systems of Contemporary Psychology|
|Developmental Psychology: Childhood|
|Developmental Psychology: Adolescence|
|Developmental Psychology: Adulthood|
|Psychology of Personality|
|3000 and 4000 Level|
|Select at least one course from each of the following five core areas:||15|
|Drugs and Behaviour|
|Psychology of Memory|
|Learning: Theory and Practice|
|Psychology of Consciousness|
|Critical Thinking in Psychology|
|Attitudes and Persuasion|
|Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology|
|Advanced Personality Theory|
|Psychology and Law|
|Culture and Psychology|
|Advanced Topics in Psychopathology|
|Clinical Psychology: Intervention|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Psychology.
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