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Department of Psychology

Psychology Minor


Our minor in Psychology is designed for non-majors who wish to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the person, this minor consists of 18 credits. This minor serves as a nice complement many majors including Education, Nursing, and Business.


Psychology Minor

18 credits


(Credit hours shown in parentheses)


Introduction to Psychology* (3)


One of the following:

Cognition (3)

Social Psychology (3)

Biological Basis of Behavior** (3)

Sensation and Perception** (3)


One of the following:

Life Span Development (3)

Child Development (3)

Adolescent Development (3)

Adult Development (3)


Nine additional PSY elective credits



*Also meets general education requirements

**Courses may require prerequisite(s), which may increase the total credits required for the minor

For a printable version of the curriculum requirements, check out our online Course Catalog.




How to Apply
To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.



Contact Dr. John Bechtold;Department Chair

(717) 796-1800, ext. 7023


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