Psychology Sciences Minor

A minor in Psychology Science will set the stage for students looking to build upon interpersonal, reasoning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

You will study a variety of content areas within Psychology to gain insight into human behavior. Minoring in psychology will give you a leg up in fields that have a significant amount of interaction with others, and enhance your ability to communicate and understand human behavior.

Benefits of a Psychology Sciences Minor

  • Analyze the cognitive science involved in Psychology
  • Learn to conduct research and present findings in a professional manner

Psychology Sciences Minor Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

This minor is offered by the Department of Psychological Sciences. Students must complete at least 18 credits in Psychological Sciences, including:

Students must complete at least 18 credits in Psychological Sciences, including:

Code Course Credits

PSY 1012

Introduction to Psychological Science

A survey of a wide variety of topics studied by psychological scientists. The course objective is to introduce students to the terms, concepts and methods of psychological science.

Restrictions This course is equivalent to Introduction to Psychology; students will not receive credit for both courses.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester


PSY 3040

Cognitive Psychology

OR PSY 3410 - Biopsychology 4 cr

Examines research on topics central to cognitive science: perception, attention, memory, thought and language. A cognitive lab will provide hands-on demonstrations of important experiments in cognitive psychology.

Prerequisite: PSY 1012 or instructor approval



PSY 3151

Psychological Research I

  • One 4000-level course in Psychological Sciences 3 cr

Introduction to the scientific method as applied to behavior. Emphasis is on the development of scientific attitudes as well as the development of the basic research skills of data collection, analysis and interpretation. This course fulfills the Gen Ed computing requirement for Psychology majors.

Prerequisite: PSY 3040 or PSY 3410 or instructor permission