Psychology Minors

The general objective of the psychology program is to prepare students for professional training in the field of psychology by providing an overview of the essential methods and findings of experimental, clinical, and theoretical psychology. The primary theoretical orientation of the program is behavioral although the students will be exposed to multiple theoretical orientations. The scientist-practitioner model is emphasized in applied courses. Opportunities are provided for both human and non-human experimental research through environmental manipulation. Students seeking either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in another discipline may pursue a minor in psychology.

 

Psychology Minor Requirements


15 Credit Hours

  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 215 Experimental Psychology (3) 
  • Nine (9) credit hours of psychology electives (see below)

Note: Psychology minors may select only 3 credit hours of electives from Group I.

Group I

  • PSY 203 Human Sexuality (3) 
  • PSY 205 Child and Adolescent Development (3) 
  • PSY 228 Survey of Drug Use and Abuse (3) 
  • PSY 229 Health Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 240 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)

Group II

  • PSY 200 Basic Learning (3) 
  • PSY 270 Psychology Research (1) 
  • PSY 322 Personality (3) 
  • PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 350 Special Topics in Psychology (1-3) 
  • PSY 365 Sensation and Perception (3) 
  • PSY 402 Animal Behavior (3) 
  • PSY 407 Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3) 
  • PSY 422 Abnormal Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 430 Behavior Disorders of Childhood (3) 
  • PSY 450 Seminar in Contemporary Psychology (1-3) 
  • PSY 470 Independent Study (1-6) 
  • PSY 471 Independent Study (1-6)

Group III

  • PSY 415 Advanced Experimental Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 420 Psychological Testing (3) 
  • PSY 455 Psychology Practicum (3-15)

 

Neuroscience Minor


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A neuroscience minor is geared towards students who wish to either enter the field of neuroscience after completion of a degree at Concord, or wish to pursue graduate study in the field. The minor will assist students in developing fundamental knowledge needed to pursue opportunities in this growing area.

Neuroscience Minor Requirements

17 Credit Hours with a minimum 2.00 GPA

  • BIOL 101 General Biology I (4) 
  • PSY 370 Physiological Psychology (with lab) (4) 
  • PSY 432 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (3) 

Choose six (6) credit hours from the following:

  • BIOL 215 Medicinal Plants and Ethnobotany (4) 
  • BIOL 401 Genetics (4) 
  • BIOL 302 Cell and Molecular Biology (4) OR CHEM 302 Cell and Molecular Biology (4) 
  • CHEM 341 Biochemistry I (3) 
  • PSY 365 Sensation and Perception (3) 
  • PSY 402 Animal Behavior (3) 
  • PSY 412 Cognitive Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 429 Psychopharmacology (3) 
  • Other courses may be included with the approval of the advisor

Note:  Only two (2) courses may also count toward credit in a Psychology major.