College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2016-2017

Department of Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences, Minor

This minor provides students with an arena to explore the scientific study of behavior and the mind, beginning with foundational knowledge of major areas within psychology and following with other specialized topics such as child development, neuroscience, and sexuality. This minor can be an excellent companion to many majors and can build understanding of interpersonal and social interactions in various facets of life.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Psychological Sciences?

If you find yourself fascinated with why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, consider adding a minor in psychological sciences to your major. Psychologists take a scientific approach to studying behavior and mental processes, researching the ways in which life experiences, environment, culture, and biology all work together to shape mind and brain. Our psychological sciences minors gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and go on to explore special topics such as child development, neuroscience, and sexuality. As an undergraduate, you will even be offered the opportunity to perform research and fieldwork with faculty and graduate students.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA 2.0


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 - 19 units, with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:

    Select one course from (3-4 units):
    Select two courses from (6 units):In addition, at least 12 of the 18-19 units required for this minor must be from courses offered by Northern Arizona University. These 12 units may not include individualized courses.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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