Psychology and Health Minor

The Psychology and Health minor is designed for students who are preparing for careers in health professions. The minor is intended to give students experience in psychology and related fields that will provide a knowledge base in how individuals and social institutions affect health and well-being. Students will learn about multiple social science frameworks for understanding human health.

Psychology and Health Minor (15 credits):

Complete the following (3 credits):

PSY-100General Psychology

3 credits

Complete TWO of the following courses (6 credits):

ATH-202Cultural Diversity

3 credits

PSY-201Developmental Psychology

3 credits

SOC-100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Complete TWO courses that focus on health-related topics from a social science perspective (6 credits). Substitutions will be considered if the student submits a short written rationale to the minor coordinator for why the course fulfills this requirement. A syllabus might be requested as well.

PSY-330Neuropsychology

3 credits

PSY-340Psychology of Child Development

3 credits

PSY-364Community Psychology

3 credits

PSY-370Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

3 credits

PSY-404Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY-412Infants, Health, and Society: Research and Applications

3 credits

SOC-320Family Sociology

3 credits

SOC-349Social Stratification

3 credits

Recommended additional course (3 credits):

Consider completing an additional recommended course for students interested in a medical profession (not required)

PHI-202Bioethics

3 credits

Outcomes

1. Critically engage with psychological science as a source of knowledge for understanding human health and well-being 2. Describe key psychological concepts and themes that apply to health contexts and health issues 3. Examine how multiple disciplines contribute to the study of human health and well-being 4. Practice ethical and social responsibility to evaluate psychological phenomena in a diverse world