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Community Psychology Minor

Our minor in Community Psychology provides students with an understanding of the individual in the context of his/her community, and the theories of assessment and evaluation of community-based programs and agencies. This minor consists of 21 credits, and requires a practicum in psychology or sociology which must be approved by the Department of Psychology.

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21 credits

(credit hours shown in parentheses)

One of the following:

  • Introduction to Psychology* (3)
  • Introduction to Sociology* (3)

One of the following:

  • Introduction to Social Research (3)
  • Research Methods (3)

Each of the following:

  • Social Psychology (3)
  • Community Psychology (3)
  • Practicum** (3)
  • Social Welfare Policy and Social change (3)

One of the following:

  • World Justice Systems (3)
  • Community Services for Individual and Family (3)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Counseling Theories (3)
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction (3)

*Also meets general education requirements
**The practicum must be approved by the Department of Psychology

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