A total of 6 psychology courses (18 credit hours) are required for the Psychology Minor. Three courses of the minor can be fulfilled with courses transferred into Loyola.
|PSYC 101||General Psychology||3|
|Select an additional five 200 or 300-level Psychology courses 1,2||15|
Except PSYC 201 Psychology Advising and Career Development
NEUR 101 Introduction to Neuroscience may be taken.
Mathematics and Statistics
While there is no explicit math requirement for the Psychology Minor, it is expected that students will have a solid background in basic math (including algebra and preferably probability) prior to taking PSYC 304 Statistics. If the student has tested out of math they may enroll in PSYC 304 Statistics immediately after taking PSYC 101 General Psychology.
Three courses of the minor can be fulfilled with courses transferred into Loyola. Please consult with your CAS Advisor to ensure that you have received transfer credit for courses taken at other universities.
Independent Study Opportunities
Loyola's psychology department offers countless opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research under the supervision of faculty members—an experience that is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. More information on Research in the department can be found under the Research Tab of the Psychology Department Website. Students can earn course credit for this research experience through independent studies and research courses, PSYC 397 Independent Research and PSYC 399 Special Studies in Psychology. Qualified students may also plan and conduct psychological research by enrolling in the two-course honors sequence (PSYC 369 Psychology Honors Readings and PSYC 370 Psychology Honors Research). PSYC 397 Independent Research and PSYC 370 Psychology Honors Research count towards the Loyola's engaged learning requirement, while PSYC 399 Special Studies in Psychology does not. More information on Independent Study courses in Psychology are available on the Independent Research webpage under the Undergraduate Tab on the department website or by clicking the hyperlinks for the individual courses above.
Internship in Psychology
PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology is an intensive, work/academic experience that combines 100 hours (minimum) of supervised work at a psychology-related job site, arranged by the student prior to the start of the semester. PSYC 390 Internship in Psychology class meetings include class discussions and activities, reading and writing assignments, and an independent project. This is a unique and time-intensive opportunity that allows students to learn how psychology is applied in real-world settings. The course is open to psychology juniors and seniors. Students interested in the program should learn more by visiting the Internship in Psychology Webpage found under the Undergraduate Tab on the department website. Questions about the program should be addressed to the internship coordinator (email@example.com). Admission to the internship course is by application only. Applications are due midway through the semester before the internship is to be taken.
Psychology minors are to abide by Academic Council's double dipping policy which instructs that 8 credit hours must be unique to a minor.
- Acquire a broad understanding of fundamental psychological principles and concepts, including the cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, developmental and neurological factors that influence behavior.
- Learn to use scientific knowledge to make reasoned and ethical judgments promoting the health and well-being of the individual, community, and society.
- Develop the ability to design, conduct, and communicate the results, both orally and in writing, of basic psychological research.
- Develop the ability to think quantitatively about psychological concepts, and to quantitatively analyze experimental results.
- Participate in scientific inquiry using the methodologies and tools of psychological science in laboratory and field settings.