Courses for the Minor

Minor in Psychology

The psychology minor allows you to delve deeper into the world of psychology. Although not the full-blown curriculum, the minor provides you with the critical courses in psychology that are methodologically-oriented and elective options that give you a specialized perspective of the subject.

What Can You Do With a Minor in Psychology?

Minoring in psychology gives you the opportunity to supplement your major, and therefore, making you more employable after graduation and increasing your options for graduate school.

As a biology major, minoring in psychology would aide you when working with autistic children—understanding the biological and psychological reasons for their behavior.

If you are a sociology major, you could benefit from a minor in psychology if you plan to be a social worker; you could better understand your client's social issues as related to their thoughts and actions.

Law and psychology can often be interrelated when studying the legal side of a psychological issue. Although Reinhardt doesn't offer a pre-law degree, a minor in psychology could help you in your future law career because of the background you will have in ethical standards and how it applies to psychology.

What Credits are Required?

Total Credit Hours - 19

General Education Course Requirement:

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Minor Required Courses - 10 hours

  • PSY 200 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 210 Personality
  • PSY 325 Experimental Methodology in Psychology

Minor Electives (select three) - 9 hours

  • PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 330 Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 340 Cognition and Memory
  • PSY 350 Social Psychology
  • PSY 360 Behavior Analysis
  • PSY 498 Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSY 499 Independent Study in Psychology


Dr. Katrina Smith
Associate professor of psychology