Psychological Health and Well-being Minor | Advising Handbook

A minor in Psychological Health and Well-being provides students with a well-grounded and interdisciplinary approach to the science, processes, and practices associated with promoting psychological health and well-being in individuals and communities. The minor in psychological health and well-being is intended to enhance the curriculum for students who intend to pursue careers in the social, health, and/or mental health services and/or graduate study in the health professions, social work, or counseling and/or clinical psychology.

Requirements in Minor

Students are encouraged to enroll in relevant coursework prior to declaring. Students interested in pursuing the minor must have declared a major inside or outside of psychology, completed at least 48 credits, and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. All approved minor courses taken prior to declaration will be transferred towards the minor after the declaration. Courses are offered on a space-available basis and approval into the minor does not guarantee enrollment or completion.Any student interested in declaring this minor should consult with Dr. Dawn Salgado to serve as their minor advisor. This minor consists of 20 credits and coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Psychology Coursework (12 credits):

  • PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology (4)
  • PSY 202 Health Psychology or PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology (4)

Choose one:

  • PSY 310 Community Psychology (4)
  • PSY 356 Psychology of Well-being (4)
  • PSY 357 Psychology of Mindfulness (4)
  • PSY 383 Advanced Topics-Psychological Health & Well-being (4)
  • PSY 411 Applied Psychology Practicum (4)
  • PSY 483 Capstone-Psychological of Health & Well-being (4)

Elective Courses (8 credits with at least 4 from upper division courses):

  • CIV 233 Healthy Communities (2)
  • CIV 330 Advanced Peer Health Education (2)
  • PH 225/SOCWK 225 Peer Health Education (4)
  • PH 330 Promoting Community Health (4)
  • SOCWK 215 Conflict Resolution (2)
  • SOCWK 300 Micro Social Work Practice (4)
  • SOCWK 301 Macro Social Work Practice (4)
  • SOCWK 325 Counseling& Interviewing Techniques (4)