Psychology Minor Programs

Psychology Minor Program/Curriculum (18 semester hours)

The Psychology minor program is designed to educate students about the human mind and behavior, enhance students’ personal development, illuminate the role of the human factors in other disciplines, and provide options for future professions.

Required Courses
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 240 Life-Span Development (3)
PSYC 250 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 311 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 350 Personality (3)
PSYC XXX Elective in Psychology (300 level or above) (3)


Gerontology Minor Program/Curriculum (19 semester hours)

The Gerontology Minor program is designed to provide a basic foundation for undergraduate students who are interested in studying the aging processes and working with mature adults. Housed within the Psychology Department, the Gerontology Minor Program is, however, interdisciplinary, incorporating expertise from the fields of psychology, biology, sociology, political science, theology/philosophy, and social work.

Required Courses (16 semester hours)

Take one from the following:
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology (3)

Take one from the following:
BIOL 114 Human Biology (4)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)

Take one from the following:
PSYC 401 Readings in Gerontology/Geriatrics ( 3)
PSYC 497 Internship in Psychology (3)

Both of the following:
PSYC 343 Adult Development & Aging (3)
THEO 330 Theology of Death and Dying (3)

Elective Courses (3 semester hours)
POLI 370 Social Reform and the Welfare State (3)
POLI 375 American Public Policy (3)
PSYC 350 Personality (3)
SWRK 320 Health Care Systems (3)

NOTE: Social Work majors who complete a total of 150 clock hours in service activities associated with elderly clients while completing SWRK 492 Field Instruction & Seminar I and/or SWRK 493 Field Instruction & Seminar II satisfy the requirement of PSYC 497 Internship in Psychology or Practicum in Gerontology.


Industrial-Organizational Minor Program/Curriculum
(21 semester hours)

Housed in Psychology Department, the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Minor program aims to introduce students to an applied field of psychology, and to educate students regarding how psychology can be used in the workplace to improve the health and success of employees and organizations.

Required Courses from Psychology and Business (18 hours):

MGMT 150 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 303 Organizational Development (3)**
OR, MGMT 360 Human Resource Management (3)***
MGMT 366 Business, Society, and Environment (3)***
OR, PHIL 330 Business Ethics (3)
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 311 Social Psychology (3)*
PSYC 313 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
Required Elective Course (3 hours):

BSAD 300 International Business (3)
BSAD 355 Managing Difficult Conversations (3)
LEAD 213 Leadership in Global Community (3)
LEAD 225 Women and Leadership (3)
MGMT 350 Corporate Communications (3)
ORGL 353 Performance Improvement (3)
PSYC 221 Group Dynamics (3)
PSYC 270 Psychology of Women (3)
PSYC 280 Health Psychology (3)
PSYC 331 Psychological Testing (3)
* Social Psychology from a community college is not accepted as an equivalent to PSYC 311 Social Psychology for the I-O Psychology major degree.

** MGMT 303 – currently offered every summer and every other Fall.

*** MGMT 360 and MGMT 366 – these two courses, if offered in Fall, are restricted to students in the Adult Degree Completion program; other students should take them when offered in the Spring semester.

For more curriculum information, see the USF Catalog.