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.

Entrance Requirements

LENG-111 Writing and Communication

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
Read more about this program

12 credits for the minor (4 courses): Required course: LSOC-211: General Psychology Choose 3 courses from the following list: LMSC-P307: Introduction to Psychoacoustics LSOC-P281: Masculinity LSOC-301: Behavioral Assessment and Observation LSOC-P307: Music Cognition LSOC-310: Group Dynamics LSOC-371: Identity LSOC-411: Child and Adolescent Psychology LSOC-421: Abnormal Psychology LSOC-431: Adult Development and Aging LSOC-441: The Psychiatric Setting LSOC-P451: Existential Psychoanalytic Theory and Life MTH-311: Psychology of Music 

Assessment Evidence

1. Essay assignments that discuss the impact on individual thinking

2. Oral presentation and discussion concerning relevance to the topics

3. Journal entries which are reflective of student assimilation of course material

4. Research assignments that reflect student interest and proficiency

5. How students respond to material through individual and group projects