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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

UCO’s psychology minor is designed as a program that prepares students to pursue further education in psychology or related fields. It is also designed to provide a variety of experiences for a well-rounded education. Students with a psychology minor receive foundational education in critical thinking, statistical design, social or developmental psychology, and other upper-division courses.

Degree Sheet

Student Learning Objectives

  • Define and describe current psychological terminology and reference related studies.
  • Identify three or more current jobs of interest in the field of psychology and match skills, abilities, and interests.
  • Describe the role of the individual in society and the effects of social interactions on individual behavior.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Compute descriptive, inferential, parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques for psychological research.
  • Describe the social, emotional, physical and cognitive aspects of human development throughout the lifespan.
  • Describe how sensation, perception and action influence relationships to the world.
  • Utilize advanced statistical packages for social sciences to analyze experimental effects.
  • Describe the brain-behavior relationship.
  • Describe motivation and emotion processes and their application to daily life and research.
  • Describe modern methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of major neuroses and psychoses.
  • Describe major principles of learning and their applicability to major areas of psychology.
  • Describe the historical framework of systems of psychology by demonstrating effective research and written language skills.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Psychology include:

  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Case Management

Student and Professional Organizations

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.

  • Psi Chi – National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • Oklahoma Psychological Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Association of Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association