Psychology Minor

18 credits
The minor in psychology complements your major art, biology, sociology, social work, english or other majors.

The minor requires 18 credits in psychology, including PY 101. Transfer students who wish to transfer course work 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 at least 12 credits at Carlow.

Human Development Minor for Non-Psychology Majors

18 credits 

The minor in human development is offered to students who are not majoring in psychology (those who major in psychology may take a concentration in human development). We recognize that those who do not major in psychology choose careers and/or graduate training for which an understanding of the psychophysiological changes across the lifespan are essential or beneficial (for instance, the helping professions, health sciences, education, and social sciences). 

The minor requires a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits in human development 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 director of the undergraduate psychology program. Transfer students must take a minimum of 9 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 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


21 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.