Program Overview

People have many different reasons for choosing to a minor in Psychology. Some are fascinated with behavior - they love to watch the world around them and are curious to learn about why people behave as they do. Some want to learn more about themselves and become healthier people. Some plan to start an educational path on their way to pursuing an advanced degree and future psychologist licensure. Others are planning to go into one of the many professions where a psychology background can be helpful: business, teaching, medicine, nursing, law, social work, engineering and human factors, counseling, child development, biology, and administration.

Individuals who study psychology are interested in the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological aspects of human behavior. They may serve in health service provider fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings. They may also be employed in applied settings, such as business, industry, government, or nonprofits. They may provide training, conduct research, design systems, and act as advocates for psychology.

Minor Requirements

The minor requires completing 18 credit hours of Psychology (PSYC or PSY) coursework.

Who is Eligible?

Students admitted to an undergraduate Accelerated Online Program and students otherwise interested in an undergraduate online education option are eligible for the minor in Psychology. Still, it is important to determine whether the minor is suitable. Interested students should connect with an academic advisor or reach out to advisors in the Psychology Department by calling 505-277-4121 or emailing

Program of Study

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology


Elective Courses in Psychology





It is possible to complete the elective requirement in the online format. Elective psychology courses must include 6 credit hours of 300 to 400-level courses. Current online PSYC and PSY courses are displayed here.

Contact your advisor to plan your personal program of study.

 Accelerated Online Program

At a Glance

Major Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Tuition: Special tuition rates apply to this program. Additional fees may apply.


Website: Psychology
Phone: 505-277-4121