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Why Psychological Sciences is the perfect major

PSS Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the Psychological Science (PSS) major are aligned with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2013 Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major to include one content-based goal and four skill-based goals:

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Knowledge Base in Psychology: Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
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Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking: Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
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Communication: Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes

Minor in Psychological Science

Would you like a better understanding of human behavior and how this impacts your chosen career field? Psychological Science minors will gain an in-depth understanding of how to design, conduct, and interpret empirical research to discover how personality influences behavior.

  • Students can take courses online, in-person, or a mix of both
  • Beyond the classroom learning opportunities include independent or small group research and experiential and service-learning projects in our surrounding communities

Why Minor? 

The Psychological Science minor complements and enhances work done in other disciplines. It is open to all majors at Miami University except Psychological Science and Psychology.

Gain valuable experience:

  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Interpretation of historical trends

Program Requirements

Program requirements are available at Miami University's General Bulletin website.

Note: The PSS minor is open to all majors except Psychological Science and Psychology. 


How do I get started?

Choose one of the options to start on your pathway to success!
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