Minor in Psychology

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A student enrolled in a degree program at MSOE may also earn a Minor in Psychology. Upon completion of this course of study, students will have a broad knowledge of many areas of psychology, along with a strong understanding of research methodology that plays an integral role in the field of psychology. Understanding of human behavior and thought processes is beneficial for students navigating diverse workplaces of the 21st century.

Required Courses

SS 460 – Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
UX 361 – Usability Research Methods (3 credits)

One statistics course from the following

MA 315 – Nursing Statistics (3 credits)
MA 340 – Business Statistics (4 credits)
MA 262 – Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

Three other psychology courses from the following

SS 461 – Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
SS 462 – Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
SS 463 – Psychology of Design: Digital Behavior (3 credits)
SS 464 – Human Factors in Engineering and Design (3 credits)
SS 466 – Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
SS 467 – Social Psychology (3 credits)

Two social science or humanities courses from the following

HU 4200 – Linguistics: Scientific Study of Language (3 credits)
SS 474 – The Family (3 credits)
SS 476 – Death and Dying (3 credits)
SS 475 – Addictions and Compulsions (3 credits)

  • It would be ideal for students to take Foundations of Psychology before other psychology courses, but not necessary.
  • Statistics will be utilized in the Research Methods course. Again, it would be ideal for students to take statistics prior to Research Methods, but not required.
  • To qualify for a Psychology Minor, a student must take 24 credits of eligible courses. At least 50% of credits required for the Psychology Minor must be completed in residence at MSOE. Of the total number of credits required for the Psychology Minor, no more than 50% may be transferred in from another college or university. Of the total number of credits required for the Psychology Minor, at least THREE credits must be taken above and beyond the total credits required to earn the bachelor’s degree.


Dr. Alicia Domack
Assistant Professor

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