Psychology Minors:

Minor in Psychology - 18 Credits

The Minor in Psychology allows students to sample from a variety of psychology courses. This minor requires 18 credits in Psychology, including the following:

PY101 Introduction to Psychology

At least nine credits must be at the 200 level or higher. Transfer students must take at least nine credits at Carlow University.

Note: Only courses with a “PY” designation count toward the minor in psychology. 


Child Development Minor for Non-Psychology Majors – 18 Credits

The Minor in Child Development is designed for non-psychology majors who are interested in exploring the biological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social factors that shape child development (psychology majors may choose a concentration in child development). A minimum of 18 credits are required, including PY-101, PY-122, and at least 6 additional credits in human development. See specific courses in the undergraduate course catalog. At least nine credits must be at the 200 level or higher.

Transfer students who wish to transfer coursework from other institutions for this minor must obtain approval for the transfer credit from the Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Program. Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credits at Carlow, six of which are in human development.


Counseling Minor for Non-Psychology Majors - 18 Credits

The minor in counseling is offered to students who are not majoring in psychology (those who major in psychology may take a concentration in counseling). The purpose of this minor is to provide pre-professional level knowledge and skills that will assist those interested in the helping professions such as social work, nursing, education, sociology, human resources, etc. 

The minor requires a total of 18 credits, including PY-101 and at least 9 credits in counseling psychology courses. See specific courses in the undergraduate course catalog.

Transfer students who wish to transfer course work from other institutions for this minor must obtain approval for the transfer credit from the University. Transfer students must take a minimum of 9 credits at Carlow, six of which are in counseling.


Crisis and Trauma Minor for Non-Psychology and Social Work Majors - 18 Credits

Studies in the area of Crisis and Trauma provide a foundational focus ranging from immediate crisis assessment, intervention, and management through more specific issues such as child abuse prevention and treatment and partner violence as well as investigating the impact of trauma for individuals and families. The minor in Crisis and Trauma provides students with a solid foundation in theory and research pertaining to crisis, abuse and trauma. This is an interdisciplinary minor between the Psychology and Social Work departments. 

A minimum of 9 credits in the trauma and crisis coursework must be taken at Carlow University. See specific courses in the undergraduate course catalog.


Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience

The Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience is designed for students who are not majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience. It is of particular interest to Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry majors who would like to focus on Behavioral Neuroscience without majoring in this area. However, other majors are welcome to take this minor, which gives students preparation in all three disciplines (psychology, chemistry, & biology) and some beginning groundwork in Neuroscience.  A minimum of 20 credits are required as follows: PY/BIO 230I or BIO/PY 230, NEU 220, BIO 110, PY 101, PY 280, CHM 111, CHM 113. A minimum of ten credits in the minor must be taken at Carlow University.