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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychological Sciences

144 Kent Hall
Tel: 330-672-2166

The Psychology minor gives students an overview of the major concepts, theories and methods of the discipline of psychology. Students are able to understand the relevance of psychological concepts and perspectives to understanding and explaining thoughts, emotions and behavior, and applying that knowledge to real-world settings. Students are encouraged to use the elective courses in the minor to complement their major area of study as psychology is relevant for many careers, including nursing, business, teaching, biology, human services, justice studies and sociology.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
DD/KSS PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3  
  PSYC 21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I 1 3  
ELR PSYC 31574 Research Methods in Psychology 3  
  Psychology (PSYC) Electives 2,3 12  
  1. Students who are Sociology majors may substitute SOC 32220 for PSYC 21621.
  2. Maximum 3 credit hours of PSYC 31498, 41492, 41495, 41498 and 41574 combined may be applied toward minor requirements in psychology.
  3. Minimum nine upper division credit hours must be completed.


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).