Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Describe psychology’s content domains.
  • Engage in integrative, science-based reasoning to interpret behavior and solve problems.
  • Apply ethical standards to science and practice, and promote community at local, national, and global levels.
  • Effectively write, speak, and interact with others.
  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals, and develop professional direction for life after graduation.

Program Requirements

Eighteen hours of coursework in psychology are required for a psychology minor with at least 9 of those hours at the upper-division level. Of the 18 hours a minimum of nine hours must be completed at UMKC.  A grade of "C-" or higher must be achieved for any course to apply toward the minor in psychology.

The following is required of all psychology minors:

PSYCH 210General Psychology3
Psychology Electives (choose from the following): 115
Orientation to the Psychology Major
Experimental Psychology
Academic and Career Opportunities in Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Social Psychology
Ethnic and Minority Perspectives in Psychology
Child Psychology
Theory and Methods of Personality
Introduction to Health Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Brain and Behavior I
Motivation and Emotion
Cognitive Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Special Topics
Field Practicum
Directed Individual Research
Psychology Research Externship
Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Total Credits18

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Total Credit Hours: 18