Psychology Minor

The psychology minor at Berklee enables students to synthesize and integrate key concepts of psychology study, including perception, cognition, emotion, personality, and behavior. Students explore the dynamics of interpersonal relationships while also recognizing the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity. Students apply this knowledge to various spheres of human activity, including issues related to everyday life such as family, education, and employment, as well as the treatment of mental health problems. Through the psychology minor, students study the role of these functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the underlying physiological and neurological processes. Additionally, students apply research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, as they also develop critical thinking and practical reasoning skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a minor in psychology, students will:

  • Synthesize and integrate knowledge of concepts, perspectives, and trends in psychology
  • Apply research methods, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Recognize, understand and respect the complexity of sociocultural, and international diversity
  • Compose written and oral communications
  • Apply critical thinking and practical reasoning

Required Course

  • LSOC-211 General Psychology (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose three from the following)

  • LMSC-P307 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 credits)
  • LSOC-P281 From Boys to Men: Masculinity in Contemporary Society (3 credits)
  • LSOC-301 Behavioral Assessment and Observation (3 credits)
  • LSOC-307 Music Cognition (3 credits)
  • LSOC-310 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
  • LSOC-371 Identity (3 credits)
  • LSOC-411 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
  • LSOC-421 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • LSOC-431 Adult Development and Aging (3 credits)
  • LSOC-441 The Psychiatric Setting (3 credits)
  • LSOC-P451 Existential Psychoanalytic Theory and Life (3 credits)
  • MTH-311 Psychology of Music (2 credits)

4 courses required for completion of the minor.

For more information, contact:

Liberal Arts Department
7 Haviland, Room 334
617 747-2552
Chair: Simone Pilon, spilon@berklee.edu
Liberal Arts Project Manager: Chris Jo, cjo@berklee.edu