Psychology Minor

The minor in psychology is very useful for those in any major dealing with human or animal behavior, development, cognition, or perception. It is also an excellent major for those wanting to pursue health-related fields, such as physical or occupational therapy. Students who minor in psychology often major in education, human resource development, biology, social work, justice studies, and philosophy.

Minor in Psychology Program Requirements (19 credit hours)
Required Courses

1. PSYC-200 General Psychology (4 credit hours)

2. PSYC-202 Statistics and Research Methods I (3 credit hours)

3. Select one course from each Core area (9 credit hours):

Core A (3 credit hours)

  • PSYC-350 Physiological Psychology, or
  • PSYC-370 Theories of Learning, or
  • PSYC 371 Neuropsychology, or
  • PSYC-373 Human Perception, or
  • PSYC-375 Cognitive Psychology

Core B (3 credit hours)

  • PSYC-330 Psychology of Personality, or
  • PSYC-340 Abnormal Psychology

Core C (3 credit hours)

  • PSYC-310 Developmental Psychology, or
  • PSYC-360 Social Psychology

4. One elective course in psychology (200 or 300 level) is also required (3 credit hours).

Gerontology Minor

Minor in Gerontology Program Requirements (18 credit hours)

The minor in gerontology is designed to help meet the need for trained professionals in the field of aging. Students gain theoretical knowledge about the process of aging as well as the practical knowledge needed to work with the aged. Courses focus on both middle-aged and older adults.

Required Courses:

  • PSYC 324 Geropsychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 325 Psychosocial Development and Aging  (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 202 Statistics and Research Methods I  (3 credit hours)

     [PSYC 202 - Waived and replaced if PSYC major]

  • PSYC 328 Seminar in Aging (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 391 Field Experience [Internship] (3 credit hours)
  • An interdisciplinary elective [200 or 300 level] (3 credit hours)

Transfer Courses

Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors. For transfer students at least one half of the courses applied to the major (15 semester hours) or minors (9 semester hours) must be taken at Northeastern.

No more than two courses (6 semester hours) transferred in from junior/community colleges may be applied to the major or minors. Junior/community college courses may not be used in place of 300-level Northeastern courses. Students who transfer in an approved 3-semester-hour course equivalent to General Psychology may complete the major with 30 semester hours, or the psychology minor with 18 semester hours.

The same courses may not be used to fill requirements in two different programs within the department.