Psychology Minor | Mercy College

Psychology Minor

Why pursue a Psychology minor?

Students choosing to pursue a minor in psychology, in addition to their major program of study, benefit in many ways. The two required courses (Introduction to Psychology and Lifespan Psychology) provide all students with a solid basis in the major theories and principles of psychology related to individual and group functioning across the lifespan. Additional elective courses provide a deeper understanding of various psychological principles and how they apply in everyday life.

Specifically related to the workplace, knowledge of positive communication skills with co-workers and patients (where applicable), the dynamics of group behavior, and the individual and cultural differences among people will be an invaluable skill in fostering positive interactions.  Reduced stress, higher productivity, and morale may all be by-products of increased psychological knowledge. 

What courses are required to complete the Psychology minor*?

CORE COURSES (REQUIRED) 6 HOURS TOTAL
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 201: Lifespan Psychology 3 credit hours
ELECTIVE COURSES (PICK THREE) 12 HOURS TOTAL
PSY 280: Independent Study 1-5 credit hours
PSY 320: Social Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 340: Abnormal Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 350: Interpersonal Relationships 3 credit hours
PSY 360: Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 370: The Psychology of Music 3 credit hours
PSY 380: Behavior Modification 3 credit hours

*Nine credit hours of the required 18 credit hours must be 300 level or above classes completed at Mercy College.

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How do I add this minor to my academic plans?

Contact Dr. Paul Yarab.

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Paul Yarab, PhD, MA, BA,

Associate Professor, General Education
Office: M4720
Phone: 419-251-1707
paul.yarab@mercycollege.edu