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Requirements for a Psychology Minor
The Psychology minor offers an excellent complement to all majors by providing an increased depth of understanding of human behavior, personal identity, education and counseling, brain and cognition, human development across the life span, and much more!
The Psychology Minor requires 15 credits at the 2000/3000-level with a minimum of 6 credits at the 3000 level*, which must be completed at Curry College. A maximum of 6 credits may be satisfied on a transfer basis. (Excluding internship credits)
*Nursing majors who minor in Psychology need PSY 2400 plus 9 additional credits in Psychology. Only three credits must be at the 3000-level.
See description of Gerontology concentration.
Substance Abuse Counseling Minor
See description of Substance Abuse Counseling concentration.
"I love the Psychology department here at Curry," says Khaila Fitzgerald '18. "All of my professors motivate me every day to reach beyond any goals I ever thought I could have. Every time I go into class I feel like I'm so important here."
"Many of my professors have their own clinical practices, and they bring their professional experiences into our classroom discussions. And that is so much more interesting than just reading from a textbook. I feel like everything I am learning in my classes will prepare me for a real-world clinical setting - it makes me really excited to start my own practice," says Shannon Griffith '16.
A psychology major with a minor in community health and wellness and an Honors student, Jessica Lorento '16 was looking for an academic experience in which she could have one-on-one relationships with her professors. "When I first got to Curry I met the psychology professors and right away they were super friendly and welcomed me in; that's a huge reason why I came."
After graduating from Curry College, Brittany Howe '12, a transfer student from Braintree, MA, is working as a Behavioral Health Coordinator at South Shore Hospital.