Minors

Why Minor in Psychology?

A psychology minor is an excellent way to learn about the field and gain marketable skills. It is compatible with most majors, offering a unique set of courses and experiences to supplement any degree. Adding psychology as a minor will provide you with critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of human behavior.

Minors Offered

We offer five minor tracks designed to match your needs and interests, and each track totals 18 credit hours (about 6 classes). For a complete listing of courses included in each track, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page. Tracks include:

Applied Psychology

This is an ideal track for those who are interested in utilizing psychology skills in their field, and it is highly recommended for students in areas such as nursing, music therapy, education, kinesiology and health studies.

For a complete listing of courses included in this minor, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page.

Health Psychology

The health psychology track is designed to prepare students to work in allied health fields; students will develop a strong base in general psychological principles through study on how psychological, behavioral and cultural phenomena interact with illness and health.

For a complete listing of courses included in this minor, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page.

Psychology Graduate School Preparation

For students interested in psychology graduate studies, this track offers coursework meeting many programs’ application prerequisites. Students will take a variety of classes in both basic and advanced psychology concepts, statistical analysis, and cognitive psychology.

For a complete listing of courses included in this minor, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page.

Psychology and Philosophy Split

For students interested in psychology and philosophy, this unique minor offers exposure to both fields. Students will develop a meaningful understanding of where these areas overlap and differ.

For a complete listing of courses included in this minor, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page.

Philosophy

This minor offers intrinsically interesting and fulfilling philosophy courses to encourage problem-solving, analytic, critical thinking skills and more.

For a complete listing of courses included in this minor, please visit the undergraduate catalog psychology minors page.

Pre-Health Minors

Psychology majors may take a pre-health minor. The following minors are offered in collaboration with the TWU Department of Biology. All advising for the pre-health minor occurs through the Biology DepartmentTo learn more about these minors, please contact Kirsten Donohoo, undergraduate academic advisor for biology, at kdonohoo@twu.edu or 940-898-3328.

For additional information about pre-health programs and support, visit the College of Arts & Science's Pre-Health Resources page. 

Neuroscience minor

Our new neuroscience minor is a cross-disciplinary minor for students who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the human brain. This minor pairs well with any major and is presented in collaboration with the TWU Department of Biology. Visit the undergraduate biology minors catalog page to learn more.

Pre-med minor

Are you pre-med? Not sure which classes you need for medical school? We've got you covered.

Our new pre-med minor is designed to support pre-health students who are majoring in a discipline outside of the natural sciences. This major includes standard prerequisite coursework for medical school, and it will also offer a strong foundation for students to prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Visit the undergraduate biology minors catalog page to learn more.

How Do I Apply for a Psychology Minor?

To register for the minor, please make an appointment with Roshni ShuklaLiana Krisht or Emily Armstrong.

You will be asked to complete a short form detailing your course plan for your chosen minor. After approval from the registrar’s office, you will be officially registered in our department as a minor. This means that you will be notified regarding relevant class and event information, and you will be able to register for classes with ease.

Please note that some classes may require an add/drop form. This can be addressed during a brief advising meeting.

Page last updated 6:26 PM, June 28, 2021