Psychology and Philosophy Minors

Students can complete one of four minors within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy: Applied Psychology Minor, Psychology Graduate School Preparation Minor, Psychology and Philosophy Split Minor, and the Philosophy Minor.  For all minors, students must complete nine hours of the minor courses at TWU, six of which must be advanced hours.

Applied Psychology Minor

The minor in Applied Psychology is intended to provide students majoring in other academic specialty areas with a sub-concentration in behavioral sciences to prepare them to work in a number of applied settings.  The minor consists of the following courses, some of which may have prerequisites.

Required Courses:
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
Take two of the following courses:6
Introduction to Behavior Therapy
Evolutionary Psychology
Positive Psychology
Health Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Introduction to Counseling
Foundations of Family Psychology
Global Perspectives in Psychology
Senior Seminar in Psychology
Total SCHs18

Psychology Graduate School Preparation Minor

The Psychology Graduate School Preparation Minor is designed to provide students majoring in other academic specialty areas with a strong foundation to prepare them for graduate studies in psychology or other social science disciplines.

The minor consists of the following courses, some of which may have prerequisites:

Required Courses:
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 2133Physiological Psychology3
PSY 2303Applied Statistics3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
One psychology course (any level)1
Total SCHs18

*For most psychology graduate programs, you will also need to take PSY 1603 and PSY 2513.

Psychology and Philosophy Split Minor

In addition to a minor in philosophy, the department of psychology and philosophy also offers a split minor. The minor consists of the following courses, some of which have prerequisites:

Required Courses:
PHIL 1023Introduction to Philosophy3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 4113History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY 3123Human Nature3
or PHIL 3123 Human Nature
Take two courses from the following:6
Logic and Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Comparative Religions
Philosophy of Religion
Ethics
Bioethics
Ethics and Feminism
Women and Western Religions
Evolutionary Psychology
Total SCHs18

Philosophy Minor

The mission of the philosophy component at TWU is (a) to introduce students to the study of philosophy, in particular major figures and debates in the history of philosophy; (b) to contribute to the undergraduate colleges at TWU by means of core curriculum classes and a minor in philosophy and finally (c) to contribute to the education of undergraduate students in psychology.

Philosophy may be selected as a minor field of study for the Bachelor of Science degree. For many students philosophy may be the basis for a liberal education or an area of intensive study before undertaking graduate work. A consideration of and concentration in philosophy is not limited, therefore, to persons who are professionally interested in the field. The minor consists of eighteen (18) semester credit hours, with six (6) semester credit hours required in junior and/or senior-level courses.

Choose any six of the follow courses (6 hours must be advanced):18
Introduction to Philosophy
Logic and Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Comparative Religions
Philosophy of Religion
Ethics
Bioethics
Ethics and Feminism
Human Nature
Women and Western Religions
Independent Study
Total SCHs18