Mar 01, 2024  
Mansfield University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology Minor

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Offered by the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Department offers a B.S. degree in Psychology with concentrations in General Psychology, Counseling, Lifespan Development, Mind / Body Health and Human Resource Management. The Psychology major 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 advanced degree programs in counseling or related fields.

A Psychology minor is available to non-majors and provides a general survey of the field.


  • Ensure that students have a well-developed, contemporary understanding of psychology as an academic discipline and profession.
  • Promote engaged, state-of-the art learning in all our courses.
  • Set high standards for scholarship and student-faculty research.
  • Assess student learning and improve our effectiveness as a department.

Learning Outcomes 

The curriculum is designed to meet the following student learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge Base in Psychology:  Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology; Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains; Describe applications of psychology
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking:  Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena; Demonstrate psychology information literacy; Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving; Interpret, design, and conduct psychological research; Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World:  Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; Build and enhance interpersonal relationships; Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels
  • Communication:  Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes; Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes; Interact effectively with others
  • Professional Development:  Apply psychological content and skills to career goals; Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation; Refine project-management skills; Enhance teamwork capacity; Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

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