Minor in Psychology

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 the 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</emi course.


Dr. Alicia Domack
Assistant Professor

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