Rebecca Martin, Interim Department Head
Department of Psychology
Hansen Hall 029
Students who have an interest in psychology but would prefer to adapt their study as a complement to another major may choose to minor in Psychology. The curriculum allows flexibility in course selection. Thus, students with majors in a wide variety of disciplines will find it possible to design a psychology minor that is relevant to their career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the minor in Psychology, students will:
- demonstrate familiarity with major concepts in psychology;
- understand basic research methods in psychology;
- critically evaluate empirical support for various theories and findings;
- apply psychological content and skills to career goals.
Psychology does not permit the double use of courses in its major with a minor. All Psychology courses must have a “C” or better.
Course Delivery Format
Psychology courses are delivered at multiple locations (Brookings Main Campus and the Community College for Sioux Falls), and in multiple formats including face-to-face lecture, discussion, and laboratory courses, as well as online courses.