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Psychology is a scientific field that studies behavior, social interactions, and the human mind. Psychologists not only seek to understand and explain how people think, act, and feel but they also seek to apply this information to a variety of issues that impact us (e.g. mental and physical health, daily life, performance enhancement, work productivity, self-help, motivation). The psychology minor easily compliments many different majors and is applicable for those who seek future careers in areas such as business, advertising, education, criminal justice, pre-professional programs including healthcare, and law (just to name a few). The field of psychology is broad, and our minor allows you to select courses to compliment your major, thus enhancing your marketability and supporting your future career goals.

What are some examples of courses that I could take to support my major?

These are some examples of classes that students might elect to take based on their major. THESE ARE JUST EXAMPLES.

*If you are interested in business, marketing, or sales you might take: Psychology of Learning, Social Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Cognitive Psychology.

 *If you are interested in working in the mental health profession, you might take: Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Introduction to Counseling, Lifespan Development, Psychological Tests and Assessment.

 *If you are interested in working in medical settings or pursing graduate work related to nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or related areas you might take: Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan Development, Topics In Psychology: Health Psychology, Seminars In Psychology: Neurobiological Psychology.

*If you are interested in working with children in childcare and/or educational settings or pursuing graduate work related to children or adolescents you might take: Lifespan Development, Cognitive Development, Psychology of Learning, Theories of Personality, Social Psychology.

*If you are interested in working in the criminal justice or legal field, you might take: Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology, Topics in Psychology: Forensic Psychology.

In addition to our Psychology minor, please visit the Related Programs tab to see our other Psychology options. 

Required Credit Hours: 21

Required Psychology Courses (18 credit hours)

  • PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 1143 Applications and Careers in Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Psychology electives at 2000 level or above (12 credit hours)

Required Philosophy Course (choose one)

  • PHIL 2713 Critical Thinking (3 credit hours)
  • PHIL 3513 Professional Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • PHIL 3713 Symbolic Logic (3 credit hours)

Minimum Requirements

2.00 GPA and at least 9 semester hours in residence at OCU.

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