Oct 18, 2021  
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology Minor


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Offered by the Department of Psychology
Professors Keller, P., Launius, Loher, Murray (chairperson), Seidel
Associate Professors Brown, Craig
Assistant Professor Verno


The Psychology Department offers a B.S. degree in Psychology with concentrations in Psychology and Human Resource Management. The Psychology concentration is chosen by students who (1) plan advanced study in the field, (2) intend to seek employment in a related area upon graduation, or (3) seek a liberal arts background within the Psychology major. Many graduates enter master’s degree programs in counseling or related fields. All students in both concentrations must obtain grades of C or higher in PSY 1101, PSY 1151, and PSY 2206 to continue in the program. Students may retake these courses once to meet the standard. Those who fail to meet the standard will be advised in the selection of a new major.

Minors are available in Psychology and Psychology of Human Development. The Psychology minor provides a general survey of the field. The Psychology of Human Development minor provides more focused study in areas of child, adolescent, or adult development.

Careful advisement of students is a priority of the Psychology Department. All students must complete a thorough orientation to the major, and their subsequent studies are guided by a goal-oriented process. All students maintain a portfolio to assess their learning and guide their academic and professional development. The portfolio is submitted for final review in conjunction with the department’s senior seminar course.

Students are involved in various forms of research under faculty direction. Students present their research at the annual Psychology Research Symposium.

Many students report the internship to be an important part of their educational experience. For some, the internship leads directly to employment. The Psychology Department maintains relationships with a broad range of organizations that offer internships in counseling, other human services, health care, or business. To qualify for an internship, students must maintain a B average in the major. Advisors work closely with students to plan the internship and ensure that the experience is successful. 

21-22 s.h.

Program Requirements


Minors are available in Psychology and Psychology of Human Development. The Psychology minor provides a general survey of the field. The Psychology of Human Development minor provides more focused study in areas of child, adolescent, or adult development.

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