Minor in Psychology

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

Students must take LENG-111: Introduction to College Writing. This minor is managed by the Liberal Arts Department.

What the Program Gives You

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; and
  • apply critical thinking and practical reasoning.
Required Courses

Required Course (3 credits)

  • LSOC-211: General Psychology (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose three; at least 9 credits)

  • LMSC-307: Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 credits)
  • LSOC-212: Psychology of Music (3 credits)
  • LSOC-281: Masculinity in Contemporary Society (3 credits)
  • MTH-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-451: Existential Psychoanalytic Theory and Life (3 credits)

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