Psychology and Philosophy Minors

Website: https://twu.edu/psychology-philosophy/current-students/undergraduate-psychology/minors/

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

Applied Psychology

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.

PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
Select two of the following6
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

Health Psychology

The minor in Health 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 healthcare settings.  The minor consists of the following courses, some of which may have prerequisites.

PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology (take in first year)3
PSY 4013Health Psychology3
Select 6 SCH from the following6
Psychology of Stress
Introduction to Behavior Therapy
and Behavior Therapy Laboratory (Must be taken with 3161)
Psychology of Women
Positive Psychology
Introduction to Counseling
The Changing Brain
Addiction
Psychology of Health Disparities
Total SCHs18

Psychology Graduate School Preparation

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.

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)3
Total SCHs20

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

Psychology and Philosophy Split

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:

PHIL 1023Introduction to Philosophy3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
Select four of the following12
Love and Loneliness
Logic and Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Comparative Religions
Philosophy of Religion
Ethics
Bioethics
Ethics and Feminism
Human Nature
Human Nature
Women and Western Religions
Evolutionary Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Total SCHs18

Philosophy

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 (SCH), with six (6) SCH required in junior and/or senior-level courses.

Select six of the following (6 SCH must be advanced)18
Introduction to Philosophy
Love and Loneliness
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