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Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of animals and humans. Psychology students develop strong research and analytical skills while exploring all phases of human life. They study behavior of individuals and groups, both the well-adjusted and the dysfunctional. Students of psychology are interested in conducting research to discover patterns of human behavior, as well as in applying psychological principles and techniques to solving social and individual problems.


Quick Info

Program Code


Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s), Research


1 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus with Distance Learning Options


McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


4130 Edwards 1
PO Box 210376
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0376
Daniel Langmeyer
Phone: 513-556-5580

Student Success Factors

Psychology is a very broad discipline involving research and application in every aspect of living beings (human and animal). Skills that make for excellence in some aspect of psychology include: developing and carrying out empirical research (both applied and theoretical), interpreting results, communicating to others, listening, engaging, involving, showing an interest in others, observing and many more.

Career Possibilities

The strong critical thinking skills, along with the abilities to research, write and understand human behavior, and acquiring skills to work with others developed in the curriculum are highly valued in a wide range of positions in industry, business, law and social services. The master's degree is generally the minimum professional degree for licensing or certification of psychologists who work in education, business, hospitals, clinics, prisons and private practice.

Career possibilities (some of which will require completion of graduate programs) include:

· Human Resource professional

· Caseworker

· Clinical, research or school psychologist

· College or university professor

· Counselor

· Mental health worker

· Research psychologist

· Marketing researcher

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Psychology Minor Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Psychology Minor Requirements
    • PSYC1001, Introduction to Psychology, SS, 3
    • PSYCxxxx, Five courses at 2000 level or above, excluding 3052 and 3059. (Note that 3053 may be taken only once.), 15
    Requirements for the Minor
    • PSYC2xxx, 2000 level course(s) or above, 15

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.


In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.


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