Buena Vista University


The psychology minor prepares you for graduate training in psychology, counseling, school psychology, and social work, as well as being able to start as the basis for other advanced medical degrees. Understanding the human mind can help another person in distress, assist in breaking down a new market through advertising, or help diffuse a dangerous situation peacefully. It's amazing how far the mind (and its study) can take you.

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Courses of study

Minor in Psychology: 21 credit hours

PSYC 100 General Psychology

2 courses from:

PSYC 201 Child Development
PSYC 203 Social Psychology
PSYC 220 Behavior Modification
PSYC 230 Sleep and Dreams
PSYC 239 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 265 Health Psychology
PSYC 281 Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSYC 291 Learning and Memory

2 courses from:

PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender
PSYC 333 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 369 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 389 Introduction to Counseling
PSYC 415 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 429 Stereotypes and Prejudice
PSYC 440 Cognition
PSYC 480 Advanced Research


Psychology electives (to reach 21 credit hours in psychology)

Note: Students at BVU Graduate & Professional Studies locations that do not offer the 200 level
courses listed in first group may substitute additional 300 and 400 level courses from those required
in the second group.

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Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

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