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Athabasca University

Psychology Minor

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

The Psychology Minor is intended to meet the needs of students who recognize that an understanding and analysis of psychological processes is an important component of their education. The Psychology Minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains in psychology, and knowledge and skills related to research methods within the field of psychology.

Program requirements for a Psychology Minor:

A minimum of 30 credits in designated Psychology courses including 15 senior (300 or 400 level) credits.

Required Core Courses (15 credits):

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics (3)
PSYC 289 Psychology as a Natural Science (3)
PSYC 290 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 375 History of Psychology (3)
PSYC 304 Research Methods in Psychology *
Students who have obtained credit in PSYC 404 may not take PSYC 304.
(3)

A minimum of 9 credits selected from the following foundational courses:

PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology
Note: PSYC 228 and PSYC 323 are precluded courses (students can complete PSYC 228 or PSYC 323 but not both). Note that PSYC 228 can be used in the Psychology Electives area only, and cannot be used as a foundational credit.
(3)
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 402 Biological Psychology (3)
PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology (3)
The remaining 6 credits may be completed by selecting additional foundational courses and/or courses from the following groups of electives. Unspecified psychology credit for psychology courses unavailable at Athabasca University and completed at other institutions, can be applied to the degree upon faculty approval.

Psychology Electives

PSYC 210 Experiential Learning in the Celebration of Diversity (3)
PSYC 228 Introduction to Human Development
Note: PSYC 228 and PSYC 323 are precluded courses (students can complete PSYC 228 or PSYC 323 but not both). Note that PSYC 228 can be used in the Psychology Electives area only, and cannot be used as a foundational credit.
(3)
PSYC 315 Psychology and the Mass Media (3)
PSYC 333 Sensation and Perception (3)
PSYC 340 Introduction to Applied Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 350 Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSYC 381 Psychology of Adult Development (3)
PSYC 395 Forensic Psychology (3)
PSYC 418 Special Projects in Psychology (3)
PSYC 426 Psychology of Families and Parenting (3)
PSYC 432 Psychology and the Built Environment (3)
PSYC 450 Drugs and Behaviour (3)
PSYC 451 Human Neuropsychology (in development) (3)

Counselling Electives

 

Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated August 18 2017 by laurab

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