Gain an understanding of the biological and social elements of human behavior
What is psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes — essentially what we do, and everything involved in thinking. Contemporary psychology largely utilizes the biopsychosocial approach to understand everyday behaviors like eating, sleeping and exercising, as well as atypical behaviors such as addiction, depression and other psychological disorders. In this minor, you’ll be introduced to scientific research methods and statistics along with the option to study areas such as neuropsychology, child development, and mood and attention disorders. Combine this minor with a major such as art, biology, education, healthcare, justice studies or social work to prepare for a wide variety of career opportunities or for graduate studies.
Why study psychology at UNH Manchester?
Guided by faculty who are experts in their disciplines, psychology minors at UNH Manchester develop a foundation in the field as well as skills that are in demand in many industries, such as listening, empathy, scientific communication, empirical thinking and data analysis. Research is central to the program, offering students hands-on learning opportunities in sensation and visual perception, child psychology, neuropsychology and community-based research. Manchester is the state’s business hub, and UNH has partnered with many local organizations that offer real-world opportunities students. The psychology minor brings a unique perspective on society and human behavior that adds breadth to any major and adds a set of skills that will stand out to employers in a variety of industries.
Potential career areas
- Academic or career counseling
- Alcohol or drug counseling
- Criminal psychology
- Marriage and family therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Recreational therapy
- School psychology
- Social work