Psychology (Minor)

Psychology (Minor)

Psychology professor giving a lecture

What is psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and human and animal behavior —what motivates us to do the things that we do? In this minor, you’ll be introduced to scientific research methods and statistics along with the option to study areas such as psychobiology, personality, child development, mood and attention disorders, crime and justice, and the psychology of happiness. Combine this minor with a major such as art, biology, healthcare, justice studies or social work to prepare for a wide variety of career opportunities or for graduate studies.

Why study psychology at UNH?

As a student in the psychology program at UNH, you’ll test your interests intellectually in the classroom and through hands-on internships and research experiences. You’ll be able to earn academic credit for work experience in the field of counseling, and you’ll have the opportunity to present your research at the annual Haslerud Conference on campus. The Psychology Department prides itself on its careful student advising and support, and the Psychology Club is a student-run organization promoting activities of interest to psychology students.

Potential career areas

  • Academic or career counseling
  • Art therapy
  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Criminal psychology
  • Genetics counseling
  • Mental health coordination
  • Psychobiology
  • School psychology
  • Social work


Susan Moore

Academic Department Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-2360
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 468C, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Psychology is the study of the mind and human and animal behavior – what motivates us to do the things that we do? In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn scientific research and analysis methods while studying how we learn and develop, how we interact socially, how our minds affect the way we perceive things, and how we identify and define abnormal behavior.

PSYC 401Introduction to Psychology4
Two courses at the 500 level or higher8
Two additional PSYC courses8
Total Credits20
  • No more than 4 credits of PSYC 795 Independent Study may be applied to the minor.
  • A maximum of 9 approved psychology transfer credits can be applied to the UNH psychology minor.
  • Transfer courses must be evaluated for their equivalency.  Only courses taken in a psychology department can be applied towards the minor.
  • Three credit transfer courses can be applied as only three credits. Students must make up the credit deficit created by acceptance of transfer courses, with one exception: one three-credit course accepted in transfer may be applied for a total of 19 credits. 
  • AP Psychology transferred into UNH is equivalent as PSYC 401.

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