The Psychology minor is designed to provide the student with an exposure to and engagement with the science of the mind and behavior. Students will sample from both broad areas of the field as well as more specific applications of the science after completing the introductory courses. Students must complete the introductory course in Psychology prior to the start of their senior year to complete the minor.
Minor requirements include:
- The student must be a degree candidate at Saint Anselm College.
- The student must formally register for the departmental minor with the director of the minor no later than the first semester of the junior year.
- The student must have a minimum grade point average of C (2.0) in all courses presented for the minor.
- PY 101 - General Psychology
- PY 301 - Behavioral Statistics
- 3 Psychology Electives with no more than two electives coming from one of the following 3 groups:
(or another statistics course to be agreed upon by the chairs of Psychology and the other department)
Brain and Behavior:
- PY 105 - Behavioral Neuroscience
- PY 205 - Psychology of Addiction and Dependency
- PY 304 - Cognitive Psychology
- PY 307 - Abnormal Psychology
- PY 311 - Neuropsychological Assessment
- PY 313 - Learning and Motivation
- PY 314 - Childhood Psychopathology
- PY 316 - Sensation and Perception
- PY 321 - Clinical Neuroscience
- PY 322 - Behavioral Pharmacology
- PY 324 - Neuroethology
- PY 325 - Brain Aging and Dementia
Society and Relationships:
- PY 201 - Organizational Psychology
- PY 207 - Psychology of Gender
- PY 208 - Psychology and Law
- PY 209 - Political Psychology
- PY 211 - Liberation Psychology
- PY 308 - Clinical Psychology
- PY 312 - History and Systems of Psychology
- PY 315 - Social Psychology
Development and Potential:
- PY 202 - Infant and Child Development
- PY 203 - Adolescent Psychology
- PY 204 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
- PY 206 - Health Psychology
- PY 212 - Sports and Exercise Psychology
- PY 306 - Psychology of Personality
- PY 310 - Humanistic Psychology
PY210 (special topics courses) will be determined on a case by case basis by the Chair as which of the three categories they fulfill.
PY 199 will count as an elective for the Development and Potential category for Elementary Education majors only.