Psychology Minor

The Psychology minor provides students with the opportunity to think and write critically about the mind and human behavior, and to gain some exposure to the field of forensic psychology. Students are introduced to basic psychological theory and research as well as several core areas in the discipline of psychology. The minor prepares students to become informed, life-long consumers of psychology. It also provides some background in psychology that can help build a foundation for many fields of graduate or professional study and careers.

Gaining exposure to the science of human behavior through the psychology minor can be of substantial benefit for students in many disciplines. The minor provides opportunities to hone critical thinking, research and writing skills, which are crucial in any field. Students also can explore topics and issues that might help direct their career choices. Any major pairs well with a psychology minor.

Credits required. 18

Minor coordinator. Professor Daryl Wout, Department of Psychology (646.557.4652,

Requirements. Any student who is not majoring in Forensic Psychology can earn a minor in Psychology by taking six of the ten courses listed below.

Select six   

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 221 Social Psychology
PSY 231 Developmental Psychology
PSY 236 Group Dynamics
PSY 242 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 243 Theories of Personality
PSY 266 Psychology of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
PSY 336 Group Dynamics

PSY 370/LAW 370 Psychology and the Law or  PSY 372 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
PSY 375 Family Conflict and the Family Cour

STA 250 Principles and Methods of Statistics