Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Psychology Minor


The Psychology Department recognizes that students from many diverse fields and areas of interest (e.g., business administration, pre-law, pre-med, education, law enforcement, and the military) may benefit from more in-depth knowledge of the behavioral sciences. The minor in psychology is designed to allow students maximum flexibility in choosing courses to complement their current major.

Competencies, Knowledge or Skills to be Achieved:

Students minoring in psychology have the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will also develop the ability to review the scientific literature and communicate their findings through multiple media (oral presentations, written papers, and paper presentations at conferences). The curriculum for the minor has been arranged to maximize the flexibility needed to match the student’s individual career goals while at the same time ensuring a knowledge of the broad areas of psychology.

This minor is not approved for students majoring in psychology.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will learn and demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of Psychology. (Aligns with APA Goals 1 & 2)
  2. Students will demonstrate an ability to write using clear and professional language in the APA editorial style. (Aligns with APA Goals 2 & 4)
  3. Students will recognize and evaluate ethical issues and dilemmas in an applied context. (Aligns with APA Goals 3 & 4)


Structure of the Minor:

Required Courses: (9 Credit Hours)

Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

Choose two additional Psychology courses.

Total Credit Hours Required:

15, 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.