General Psychology


2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Minor
18 credit hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences/Psychology Department.

For information on general requirements for a minor, see Academic Policies and Procedures.

Program Description

The general psychology minor is appropriate for students who are pursuing a career that has a significant connection to psychology and who wish to deepen their understanding of human behavior by exploring relevant psychological theories and concepts.       

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
  • Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism, and inequality within an international context.

Special Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for a minor:

  • The general psychology minor cannot be earned by students currently majoring in psychology (BA, BA with an emphasis in mental health, BS).
  • Students who transfer any required course for the minor (e.g., PSYC 1100, PSYC 2300) must take an additional 3 credit hour PSYC elective per substitution at Webster University. A maximum of two such substitutions are permitted.

Required Courses

  • PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 2300 Lifespan Development (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3125 Abnonnal Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3325 Applied Learning Theory (3 hours)
    or PSYC 3350 Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3600 Social Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 3775 Personality Theory (3 hours)