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Psychology: General


18 Credit Hours

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

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

The Psychology: General 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 scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena and demonstrate the ability to interpret, design and conduct basic psychological research using statistical analyses.
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice and apply those standards to build and enhance interpersonal relationships locally and globally.
  • Demonstrate effective writing, exhibit effective presentation skills and interact effectively with others.
  • Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills and values.

Special Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for a minor:

  • The psychology: general minor cannot be earned by students currently majoring in psychology (BA, BA with an emphasis in mental health, BS) or psychological science (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 Abnormal 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)

Requirements for Minors

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in specified coursework in residence at Webster University.
  • Transfer credits may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses applied to the minor. Some departments may establish a higher cumulative grade requirement for specific minors.
  • Students may earn a maximum of two minors.
  • Courses fulfilling the requirements for a minor may not be applied to the requirements for the student's major or another minor.

A minor cannot be earned as a stand-alone credential but is earned simultaneously with a bachelor's degree. A minor appears on the student's transcript.