Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor

psychology minor

Gain an understanding of the biological and social elements of human behavior

The Psychology minor brings a unique perspective on society and human behavior to your studies and adds a set of skills that makes you stand out to employers in a variety of industries.


Curriculum & Requirements

The minor in psychology consists of five psychology department courses (20 credits) including:

PSYC 401Introduction to Psychology4
Select four additional psychology department courses, including at least two courses at the 500 level or above16
Total Credits20

No more than 4 credits of PSYC 795 Independent Study may be applied to the minor. Each course must be passed with a grade of C- or better, with an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the five minor courses. No pass/fail or credit/fail courses may be applied toward the minor. Under no circumstances can more than 9 transfer credits be applied toward the minor.

For more information, contact John Sparrow, minor supervisor at

Explore Program Details

Because of the growth and breadth of our program, we have four lab spaces designed to meet your unique research and experimentation needs.

Child and Family Lab

How do young children respond emotionally when faced with unusual or surprising experiences? This lab was recently designed to answer these kinds of questions. One room serves as a student work area and greeting room for welcoming families, complete with child-friendly toys. This is adjoined by an observation room complete with a one-way mirror and audio-visual recording equipment, allowing students to evaluate child emotional experiences through observational, subjective and physiological measures.

Neuropsychology Lab

Examine the brain and its relation to the emotional, physical, cognitive and social behaviors in people. You’ll delve into the long-term effects of brain injuries and neurological diseases, perform brain dissections to study the physiology of pathological states and use clinical neuropsychology tools to evaluate IQ, learning and memory.

Paglia Research Lab

Each year students conduct community-based research projects with local partners like the YWCA, New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Boys & Girls Club and more. The Paglia Research Lab is entirely devoted to this research, giving you the privacy you need to conduct phone interviews, securely store focus group, interview and survey data, and prepare your findings.


This multi-purpose, two-room teaching and research laboratory gives upper level students hands-on experience in visual perception. You’ll conduct research individually, in teams and with faculty, using industry tools like a Wheatstone stereoscope to project 3D images, pump-based chair for subject positioning and computer-controlled LED-based colorimeter for experiments in color-naming and color-matching.