The minor program in psychology focuses on appreciating and understanding the human condition from a scientific, psychological point of view.
Students who complete the minor in psychology possess a breadth of knowledge across may areas of psychology. They are able to use basic research and quantitative methods to gather and synthesize psychological findings. Ultimately, they come to understand the relevance and applicability of psychological principles, approaches and findings to individual, group and social issues. In doing so, they are prepared to pursue productive careers and engage on a daily basis with the increasingly complex, information-rich world.
The minor in psychology consists of completing 18-19 credit hours of coursework in psychology. Twelve credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level, of which at least six credit hours must be completed in courses offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Minor Electives -- 15 credit hours
If a non-psychology statistics course is approved by the psychology department to substitute for PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics, an additional psychology course must be taken to complete the 22 credit hours of required psychology coursework. Internship credit, research credit, and teaching assistant credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement. For more information, please contact a psychology advisor.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in psychology (including all concentrations)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
Graduates with a minor in psychology are knowledgeable in the complexities of human behavior and interpersonal skills, of benefit as they pursue careers in human resources, management or marketing.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
- Growth: 18.4%
- Median Salary*: 49710
Educational, Guidance and Career Counselors and Advisors
- Growth: 5.4%
- Median Salary*: 60140
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
- Growth: 11.4%
- Median Salary*: 90130
Marriage and Family Therapists
- Growth: 14.9%
- Median Salary*: 56570
Healthcare Social Workers
- Growth: 9.6%
- Median Salary*: 60280
Medical and Health Services Managers
- Growth: 28.4%
- Median Salary*: 104830
Mental Health Counselors
- Growth: 18.4%
- Median Salary*: 49710
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
- Growth: 5.3%
- Median Salary*: 50820
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
- Growth: 10.6%
- Median Salary*: 51240
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
A rolling deadline means that applications will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis until the semester begins. International students should be mindful of visa deadlines to ensure there is time to produce necessary visa documents. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration.
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