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psychology minor

the psychology minor will supplement your major or professional degree by providing interdisciplinary perspectives to understand and interact with people and society.  your minor advisor will guide you to select courses that form a common intellectual bond among your areas of interest.

transferrable skills emphasized in this department include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and research with human subjects.

all minors require a prerequisite introductory course,  a course (or sequence) in research design and methods,  four elective courses, and a capstone experience.

Coursework & Duration

prerequisites (3 credits)

grade of c or better

course number course name credits
ps 101 introduction to psychology 3 credits

fundamental areas of psychology

12 credits of ps courses, with at least 6 credits at 300+ level, e.g.:

  • ps 200 human development
  • ps 318 health psychology
  • ps 347 abnormal psychology
  • ps 428 neuropsychology

capstone sequence

learn how to design research, write proposals, analyze data with software, present results, and work in teams. to graduate from the psychology minor program, students must earn a minimum of a “c” average in the capstone sequence.

course number course name credits
ss 221 research Designs & Statistical Analysis I 4 credits
ss 222 research Designs & Statistical Analysis II 4 credits


stephen t. moelter, phd

office location:

kline hall, room 217


university of the sciences
600 south 43rd street
philadelphia, pa 19104-4495