Minor in Psychology

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Online, Traditional

About

Psychologists study the human mind, exploring a variety of interesting questions that explain human behavior and responses. Psychologists do research and conduct studies, make observations, and help others understand and improve or modify their behaviors. Students in the psychology program at Valdosta State University focus on areas including learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, mental disorders and the ways in which individual preferences are inherited or shaped by environment.

The VSYOU Difference

The undergraduate psychology program at Valdosta State offers students numerous opportunities to learn about the discipline both in and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to assist faculty members with research in areas such as memory, aging, and the relationship between technology and human behavior.

All psychology students are invited to join the Psychology Club, a popular campus group that includes guest lectures, trips, research opportunities and more. High achieving psychology students may be invited to join Psi Chi International Honor Society, which encourages the advancement of the science of psychology.

Students can also take advantage of the department’s summer study abroad trip to the Czech Republic, an innovative program in which students live on the campus of Palacky University, take courses in psychology and Czech cultural studies, and accompany faculty on excursions that include field observations. Or, join us for international study in London, one of the most culturally diverse and most fascinating cities in the world. We spend the summer studying and living in the historic Bloomsbury district of London close to some of the world’s finest museums and cultural sites.

What You'll Learn

The psychology minor complements numerous degree programs at Valdosta State and is a good choice for students in other majors who may be considering graduate school in psychology. Fifteen hours of coursework are required to complete the minor.

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