Minors and Post Baccalaureate Certification Programs in Psychology

Requirements for a Minor in Psychology

Note: If you are transferring psychology courses to CSU there may be a direct substitution to some of the Core requirements. Ask a Psychology Advisor about possible substitutions.

18 total credit hours are required for a Minor in Psychology.  Of these 18 credit hours 9 credit hours of Psychology core courses and 9 credit hours of Psychology elective courses must be taken.

Core Courses for a Minor in Psychology (a total of 9 credit hours)

PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2000 Lifespan Development - or - 3
PSYC 2040 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence 3
PSYC 2080 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology 3

Elective Courses for a Minor in Psychology (a total of 9 credit hours) Elective courses are any Psychology courses that are not part of the Core Courses listed above.

Note:

  • A grade of “C” or better is required for all Psychology courses applied towards the Minor. 
  • Students wishing to receive a Minor in Psychology must first declare their Minor.
  • Before graduation, the student must see a Psychology Advisor to obtain a Psychology Evaluation Completion Form.

Advising:
Advising Center
Harold Washington Hall / 301B
Hours: 9:00 am to 5 pm daily
773.995.3775

Course Descriptions - You will find course descriptions for Psychology in the CSU Undergraduate Catalog click here

Child Psychology  -or-  Lifespan Development2040 -or-  PSYC 2000
 

ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER DRUGS OF ADDICTION PROGRAM
(Minor and Post Baccalaureate Certification Program)

Program Description
Chicago State University is aware of this crisis and offers a comprehensive accredited Alcohol and other Drug Addiction (AODA) counselor training program, which will prepare students to work in the field of addictions. Specifically, the student will be trained not only to treat the disease, but the person and his / her family holistically as well.

Core Courses for a Minor in Alcoholism and Other Drugs of Addiction

PSYC 4200 Pharmacology for Addictions 3
PSYC 4201 Ethics and Addictions 3
PSYC 4202 Chemical Dependency Counseling 3
PSYC 4203 Addictions and Domestic Violence 3
PSYC 4204 Alcohol / Drug Addiction Internship 6
PSYC 4205 Psychology of Drug Addiction 3
PSYC 4206 Addiction Assessment / Case Management 3

Advising
Josie McDonald
Harold Washington Hall Building / 328
Hours: 9:00 am to 5 pm daily
Phone 773-995-2394

Course Descriptions - You will find course descriptions for Psychology in the CSU Undergraduate Catalog click here

 

SPIRITUALITY IN PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
(Minor and Post Baccalaureate Certification Program)

Program Description
The Spirituality in Psychology Program, with undergraduate and graduate components, is the only program of this type in Illinois. In psychology, spiritual diversity is as important as other types of diversity.  Students who complete the program will be sensitive to and respectful of a client’s spiritual beliefs and will be able to integrate these beliefs into the therapeutic process. Psychologists with this specialty have a variety of work environments from which to choose, including hospitals, hospices, religious establishments, community organizations, and disaster-relief agencies to name a few.

Core Courses for Spirituality in Psychology

PSYC 2140 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
PSYC 2500 Religious and Spiritual Issues in Psychology 3
PSYC 3070 Helping Skills 3
PSYC 4170 Internship in Spirituality Psychology 3
PSYC 4205 Psychology of Drug Addiction 3

Elective Courses (3 CREDIT HOURS)
Three credit hours of electives, selected with the consent of the department, are also require
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Advising
Advising Center
Harold Washington Hall / 301B
Hours: 9:00 am to 5 pm daily
773.995.3775

Course Descriptions - You will find course descriptions for Psychology in the CSU Undergraduate Catalog click here